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The Department of Human Oncology was formed in 1975 after two years of discussions among various faculty, the Medical School and the Academic Planning Council of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The new Department brought together physicians and scientists from two Divisions: Clinical (Medical) Oncology from the Department of Surgery and Radiation Oncology from the Department of Radiology. The Department effectively integrated the academic activities of the [then] Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center into the overall academic fabric of the Medical School, the Health Sciences Center and the University.

The primary missions of the department are:

  • Provide outstanding, leading edge medical care to patients with neoplastic disease.
  • Foster innovative clinical and translational research that has the promise of improving and advancing cancer care.
  • Provide a strong, effective educational environment for radiation oncology residents, medical students and student researchers.
  • Extend our expertise in the areas of patient care, research, education and service to the community at large.

These are most clearly exemplified by our establishment of a network of academic and administrative relationships with hospitals and radiation oncology practices throughout the region, through which our physicians bring leading edge clinical research and patient care to communities that might otherwise lack such resources and access.

We invite you to browse our Web site for additional details about clinical expertise, research programs and training opportunities.