Alcohol and Cancer: A Call to Action for the Oncology Community
Noelle LoConte, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, having joined the faculty in the summer of 2006. She completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, did her internship in internal medicine at UW, and completed her internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. Her clinical interests are in medical oncology and she maintains a practice in gastrointestinal cancers. Her research and outreach interests are in cancer control across the cancer continuum and she is the PI for the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Through this work, she chairs the action plan on alcohol for Wisconsin. She is also the leader of Outreach for the Carbone Cancer Center. She is also the first author on the American Society of Clinical Oncology policy statement on alcohol and cancer and has served on the ASCO Prevention Committee. She has received funding from the CDC for a large effort across federally qualified health centers in Wisconsin to improve colorectal cancer screening rates. In 2006, Dr. LoConte became the recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award.