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


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 Radiotherapy 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.

Visiting Professor Thomas Pugh with DHO residents and chairDr. Thomas J. Pugh, Visiting Professor

On Oct. 20, the University of Wisconsin Department of Human Oncology (DHO) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Thomas J. Pugh, associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Pugh, a talented clinician and researcher with special expertise in genitourinary cancer, served as a visiting professor and shared his perspectives with DHO residents and fellows. Read more.

Stephen Rosenberg, Post Grad Trainee
Radiation Oncology Resident Dr. Stephen Rosenberg’s Book Clarifies Cancer Concepts for Patients

Dr. Stephen Rosenberg, a UW radiation oncology chief resident, is hoping to help patients and their loved ones understand the complex information that comes with a cancer diagnosis with his book “Cancer: What You Need to Know.” Read more.


Thu 18

Translational Research Meeting (TRM)

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 24

UWCCC Grand Rounds

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 24

Cancer Biology Seminar Series

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 31

UWCCC Grand Rounds

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 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