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Gray matters: Brain Cancer Awareness Month in May

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Dani Maxwell along with her sisters and father, Tom. Dani Maxwell along with her sisters and father, Tom.
MADISON (WKOW) -- May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month and researchers at UW are on the cutting edge of helping patients with brain tumors.

Wake Up Wisconsin anchor Dani Maxwell shared with viewers Monday her father recently died of brain cancer. She and her family participated in the Voices Against Brain Cancer 5K to raise money for research. She wanted to know how people can help locally in Madison.

Dr. John Kuo is a researcher and brain tumor surgeon at UW's Carbone Cancer Center. He says they are learning new things every day to help patients with brain tumors. "We're doing testing in the stem-like cells in my lab and others across the country and we've made progress because we need to treat this at the level where the cells are resistant to current treatments."

To find out more, head to this website. Donations to the Carbone Cancer Center can help researchers find new treatments.
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