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
The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) was well-represented at the Radiation Research Society (RRS) Annual Meeting in early November 2019. DHO presenters included faculty members Drs. Randy Kimple and Andrew Baschnagel, Bentson Translational Research Fellows Drs. Ravi Patel and Pippa Cosper, DHO graduate students Aaron Lee and Justin Jagodinsky and DHO Scientist Paul Clark. Read more.
Margaret Straub, a physician assistant in the Department of Human Oncology, was awarded the 2019 PA Leader of the Year award by the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants. The award recognizes her leadership within the PA profession, UW Health and the community. Read more.
UW Health Radiation Oncology Clinic personnel always find ways to create a positive and supportive environment for patients and their loved ones. On Halloween, that means showing off their creativity and sense of humor by donning costumes and decorating pumpkins. Read more.
Dr. Paul Harari, chairman of the Department of Human Oncology, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business about the challenges prior authorization creates for patients and health care providers. Read more.
The 13th Annual Heads Up! Golf Outing, a fundraiser for head and neck cancer research and treatment at the University of Wisconsin, drew 125 golfers at University Ridge Golf Course on July 29. This year’s event raised $22,000 for research. Read more.
Mentoring aspiring cancer scientists is an important part of the Department of Human Oncology’s teaching mission. By working closely with mentors, medical, graduate and undergraduate students learn to think like scientists, gain insights into the connection between the lab and clinic, acquire hands-on skills and identify career their paths.
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 22, 2019
Thank you to all riders and supporters for The Ride 2018! We had another record year, bringing us to nearly $1 million raised in 3 years!
>$365,000 raised for cancer research,
>1450 registered riders,