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"Research, Education, Expert Cancer Care: The Department of Human Oncology is a leader in changing the face of Cancer."
—Paul Harari, MD, Chairman


The cancer biologists, medical physicists and radiation oncologists in the Department of Human Oncology pursue basic, translational and clinical research aimed at improving cancer treatment. This multidisciplinary effort employs molecular and cellular oncology research, medical imaging, radiation physics, bioinformatics and biostatistics. It also includes clinical trials and clinical outcome studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation and other national funding agencies.

Our faculty contribute to basic research programs and multi-disciplinary disease-oriented working groups in the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, focusing on head and neck, brain and spinal cord, pediatric, breast, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. The faculty also have roles in Phase I and II clinical trials, testing new radiation techniques and new drug-radiation combinations for the treatment of cancer patients in the State of Wisconsin and around the world.