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
Research by Drs. Zachary Morris, associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology, and Ravi Patel, Bentson Translational Research Fellow alum, finds that combining targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy with immunotherapy significantly boosts eradication of metastatic cancer in mice, even when the radiation is given in doses too low to destroy the cancer outright. Their research appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.
Dr. Gemma Davies, who earned her PhD in medical physics at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in the U.K. and most recently served as a senior clinical physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, joined the Department of Human Oncology as an assistant professor (CHS) in February. Read more.
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. Read more.
The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) has a strong commitment to training undergraduates who are interested in careers in cancer research. Through their work with faculty mentors, these students learn to think like scientists, gain hands-on skills, and begin to consider their future career paths. They also contribute to the DHO research agenda by conducting experiments and analyzing data. In recognition of successful undergraduate research and the mentoring that facilitates this important activity, at least nine students will perform research in DHO this summer through specific research fellowships. Read more.
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).
The Ride for Cancer Research: September 26, 2021
Thank you to all riders and supporters for The Ride 2019! We had another record year, bringing us to nearly $1.2 million raised in 4 years!
>$407,389 raised for cancer research
>1,626 registered riders