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
Dr. Zachary Morris, vice chairman in the Department of Human Oncology and Dr. Jamey Weichert, professor in the Department of Radiology, along with a talented team of UW researchers, have earned a five-year, $12.5 million National Institutes of Health Research Program (P01) Grant (plus $2 million in institutional matching funds) to study the combined use of immunotherapy and targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) to treat metastatic cancer. Read more.
Dr. Randy Kimple to Lead Phase I Clinical Trial of a Therapy for Dry Mouth in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Dr. Randy Kimple, associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology, will lead a Phase I clinical trial of a new cell therapy for radiation-induced xerostomia, or dry mouth. Xerostomia is a common long-term side effect of radiation therapy for head and neck cancer that can result in problems eating, speaking and sleeping and can cause pain, fatigue and contribute to tooth decay. Read more.
Dr. Shuang (George) Zhao, who earned his MS/MD and completed his radiation oncology residency training at the University of Michigan, joined the Department of Human Oncology as an assistant professor in August. Read more.
Dr. Adam Burr joined the Department of Human Oncology (DHO) as an assistant professor in July 2020 after completing his radiation oncology residency in the department. Read more.
The UW Health Radiation Oncology Clinic at University Hospital recently earned national recognition for its exceptional quality of cancer care from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®). 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 27, 2020
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