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


George Jirousek
George Jirousek one month after treatment
Patient Benefits from Specialized Use of Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is a technique in which radioactive seeds are inserted directly into the tumor bed to deliver a precise localized dose of radiation. It is most commonly used to treat cancers of the breast, prostate and gynecological tract. In some instances, it also offers an excellent option for other disease sites when typical treatment methods are not possible. Read more.


The Wisconsin Head & Neck Cancer SPORE Grant is soliciting applications for 2018 pilot funding

The UW SPORE Career Enhancement Program (CEP) and Developmental Research Program (DRP) seek to support research  to prevent, diagnose and advance treatment options for patients with Head and Neck Cancer (HNC).  Learn more.

Brad Glassel rings end-of-treatment bell at UW Cancer Center–Johnson CreekGrateful Patient Donates Bell to UW Cancer Center–Johnson Creek

One year after completing treatment for prostate cancer, Brad Glassel donated a bell to UW Cancer Center–Johnson Creek for patients to ring to celebrate the end of their treatment. Read more.


UW Radiation Oncology staff dressed for HalloweenRadiation Oncology Shows Its Halloween Spirit

Radiation Oncology personnel show Department Chairman Dr. Paul Harari why the UW Radiation Oncology Clinic is a perennial leader in patient satisfaction every year. Halloween is just one of the many holidays where creative fun and team spirit can help our patients and families through the challenges of cancer treatments. Read more.


Wed 21

UWCCC Grand Rounds

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 21

Cancer Biology Seminar Series

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 28

UWCCC Grand Rounds

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 28

Cancer Biology Seminar Series

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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