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
Department of Human Oncology Professor Dr. Bert van der Kogel is a world-renowned radiobiology expert. Over the past 35 years he has provided radiobiology instruction to various trainees around the globe, including a daylong course for University of Wisconsin radiation oncology residents. These sessions offer a unique combination of research-based and clinical insights on topics such as fractionation and overall treatment time, dose rate effect, normal tissue response, and re-treatment tolerance. Read more.
Two outstanding researchers in the Kimple Lab won awards at the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. Read more.
Dr. Jessica Schuster, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Human Oncology, was named a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) at the ACRO 2022 Radiation Oncology Summit. Read more.
Dr. Jordan Slagowski, who earned his PhD in medical physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, completed his residency in radiation oncology physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and most recently served as an assistant professor of radiation and cellular oncology at the University of Chicago, joined the Department of Human Oncology as an assistant professor in January. 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).
Badger Challenge for Cancer Research: September 25, 2022
Thank you to all riders and supporters for The Ride 2021! We had another record year, bringing us to nearly $1.8 million overall!
$504,365 raised for cancer research
2,408 registered riders