University of Wisconsin–Madison

"Research, Education, Expert Cancer Care: The Department of Human Oncology is a leader in changing the face of Cancer."
—Paul Harari, MD, Chairman

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.

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Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO
Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman
Department of Human Oncology



Mark Ritter, MDDr. Mark Ritter Retires after 30 Years in DHO

Dr. Mark Ritter, professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, retired from active clinical service on June 30. In a recent interview, he shared thoughts on his career, the department, the field of radiation oncology and his retirement. Read more.

Zac Labby, Abigail Besemer, Craig Hullett, Stephen Rosenberg, Kristin Bradley, Paul HarariDHO Celebrates Residency Program Graduates 

The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) recently celebrated the graduation of three talented residents—Drs. Stephen Rosenberg, Craig Hullett and Abigail Besemer. Read more.

Dr. Michael Bassetti Receives UW Health Rising Star Award

Dr. Michael Bassetti, assistant professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, recently received a UW Health Rising Star Clinical Excellence Award. Read more.

Next Generation Cancer Trials Should Combine Radiation Therapy With Promising New Cancer Drugs

Patients could see powerful benefits if cancer research included more clinical trials that combined radiation with new targeted therapies and immunotherapy drugs, according to a white paper authored by leading University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center researcher Dr. Paul Harari. Read more.


Aug 16

Translational Research Meeting (TRM)

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Find Us in the Community

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).

medical images of head and neck

The Ride: September 23, 2018

Save the date! This bicycle benefit for UW cancer research has an overarching mission to advance state of the art cancer research and treatment to serve cancer patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond.

Finisher medals from The Ride Fundraiser