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. Abby Besemer joined the Department of Human Oncology (DHO) as an assistant professor in August 2022 after serving as an assistant professor in the Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2018. Her joining DHO is a homecoming—she completed her radiation oncology physics residency and PhD in medical physics at the University of Wisconsin. Read more.
The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) welcomed its new Bentson Translational Research Fellow Dr. Quaovi Sodji in August. Read more.
The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) is dedicated to mentoring undergraduate researchers. By working in the department’s labs, students learn from world-class scientists, contribute to the department’s research agenda, and gain experience that can have a lasting impact on their future careers. Two undergraduates who work with DHO scientists have recently been recognized for their research. 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