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
Denise Wright recently delivered 27 handmade quilts to the Radiation Oncology Clinic at University of Wisconsin Hospital, where her brother completed treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer eight years ago and remains cancer-free. The quilts—and others she will make in the future—are intended for patients who are having a particularly difficult treatment experience or whose family is struggling emotionally or financially. Read more.
Dr. Zachary Morris, assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Human Oncology, Dr. Jamey Weichert, associate professor in the Department of Radiology, and their team of collaborators have earned a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health Cancer Moonshot grant for research aimed at improving cancer immunotherapy. Read more.
When not caring for cancer patients at UW, Radiation Oncologists Michael Bassetti and Matthew Witek are leading Team World Domination to a Sun Prairie Hockey League Championship and bringing the “Stanley” cup home to the Department of Human Oncology. Beautifully done, Mike and Matt.
The Radiation Oncology Clinic at University of Wisconsin Hospital recently implemented a new method of performing stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)—a single high dose of radiation to precisely treat small primary or metastatic brain tumors and other intracranial conditions. Read more.
On August 27, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan visited the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. There he met with radiation oncologists and medical physicists to learn about the department’s cancer research and latest treatment advances. 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: 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.