Welcome to the Department of Human Oncology (DHO) at the University of Wisconsin.
We provide comprehensive radiation oncology services with dedication to improve the outcome for cancer patients using state-of-the-art treatment techniques combined with highly compassionate care. Our clinical focus is on each individual cancer patient and their families; however, our mission extends more broadly to include cutting-edge research and advanced training for the next generation of MD and PhD students to ensure cancer therapy improvements for the future.
Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO
Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman
Department of Human Oncology
The 13th Annual Heads Up! Golf Outing, a fundraiser for head and neck cancer research and treatment at the University of Wisconsin, drew 125 golfers at University Ridge Golf Course on July 29. This year’s event raised $22,000 for research. Read more.
Mentoring aspiring cancer scientists is an important part of the Department of Human Oncology’s teaching mission. By working closely with mentors, medical, graduate and undergraduate students learn to think like scientists, gain insights into the connection between the lab and clinic, acquire hands-on skills and identify career their paths.
The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently celebrated the graduation of two radiation oncology residents, two radiation oncology physics residents and a Bentson Translational Research Fellow and honored two educators. Read more.
Midwest Performing Arts, a dance school in Waunakee, raised nearly $5,000 from its recent Concert for a Cause to support the cancer research efforts of Dr. Bethany Anderson, an associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. Read more.
The UW HN SPORE team recently hosted its third annual retreat and external advisory board (EAB) meeting. During this one-and-a-half-day event, team members highlighted the progress of SPORE projects and core support programs while soliciting feedback from the EAB as the team begins to focus on renewal themes for this five-year NIH grant.
Dr. Jessie Huang-Vredevoogd, assistant professor in the Department of Human Oncology, evaluated the capabilities of the RayStation’s Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm for electron planning. This research, co-authored with with Dr. David Dunkerley, UW radiation oncology physics resident, and Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz, DHO professor, appears in the June issue of the Journal of Applied Medical Physics. Read more.
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Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE
The Wisconsin Head and Neck SPORE is designed to promote translational laboratory and clinical research to improve overall outcome for patients with Head and Neck Cancer (HNC).
The Ride for Cancer Research: September 22, 2019
Thank you to all riders and supporters for The Ride 2018! We had another record year, bringing us to nearly $1 million raised in 3 years!
>$365,000 raised for cancer research,
>1450 registered riders,