UW Health hosts ‘Roll & Stroll’ for pancreatic cancer research

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – UW health experts say pancreatic cancer is one of the three worst cancers and the Carbone Cancer Center invites the community to support research efforts on the disease at the ninth annual Roll & Stroll for Pancreas Cancer next month in Middleton.

The event, taking place at Capital Brewery in Middleton on August 14, allows participants to choose between a 50k, 25k or 5k bike ride as well as a 5k run or a roller and walk. two miles open to walkers, scooters, wheelchairs. , skateboards and dogs!

The cancer center says pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of all cancer-related deaths in Wisconsin and the United States. All funds raised during the Roll & Stroll will support pancreatic cancer research and care initiatives at UW Carbone.

Dr. Jeremy Kratz, gastrointestinal medical oncologist, UW Carbone Cancer Center and physician-scientist at the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine said just over 10% of people live longer than five years after being diagnosed. pancreatic cancer.

“We work hard for our patients to give them every option possible,” Kratz said. “But the more research we can do and the more we learn, the more options we can offer people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, including earlier diagnoses and better outcomes.”

He also said the Roll & Stroll provides a community for those affected by cancer.

“Bringing together survivors, caregivers, family, friends and healthcare teams shows everyone affected by this disease that they are not alone, he said.

The Roll & Stroll starts at 8:30 a.m. and will also include music, raffles, games, food and more.

Those interested in participating individually or as a team can register here for the day’s events.

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