Zachary Morris
Honors & Awards
May 22, 2024

Zachary Morris named chair of human oncology

Dr. Zachary Morris, a leading expert on innovative approaches to cancer therapy, will be the next chair of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Human Oncology effective June 2.

Science & Technology
May 15, 2024

New Initiative for Theranostics and Particle Therapy launched

A key focus of the initiative will be translational research, or research that is designed to benefit human health. Investigators will assess how particle beam radiation may be effective to treat cancers that are difficult to treat using conventional radiation therapy, how diagnostic and treatment steps can be combined into a single step referred to as theranostics, and how radiation treatment plans can be personalized for each patient.

Woman standing at a mammography machine
Health & Wellness
April 30, 2024

New study supports recommendation to begin mammogram screening at 40

Breast cancer screening every two years beginning at age 40 has the potential to reduce the number of women who die of breast cancer while minimizing the harms, according to a large study published today.

A tangle of black tube-like forms superimposed over a human brain
Science & Technology
December 21, 2023

UW clinical trial tests new way to treat glioblastoma

A new clinical trial at UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center uses a personalized medicine method to try to teach the immune system to recognize and destroy glioblastoma tumors.

microscope image from prostate cancer trial testing
Science & Technology
June 1, 2023

UW Carbone Cancer Center receives SPORE designation, federal grant to support prostate cancer research

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center will be designated as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for research initiatives to advance new prostate cancer treatments.

normal oral keratinocyte expressing HPV oncogene E6
Science & Technology
April 12, 2023

UW study details how HPV may promote head and neck cancer

Cancer researchers have long known that the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of head and neck cancer and now a study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health sheds light on how HPV turns healthy cells into cancer.

Ellen Hartenbach and Manish Patankar
Science & Technology
September 30, 2022

UW researchers looking for new ways to screen for ovarian cancer, earlier detection

A project began today at the UW–Madison Prevention Research Center that is focused on earlier detection of ovarian cancer.

doctor holding a patient's hands
Science & Technology
June 10, 2022

Black patients in Wisconsin 50% less likely to be treated for pancreatic cancer

Black patients with pancreatic cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, and a new study suggests why: They are much less likely to receive life-extending treatments.

Microscopic cells
Science & Technology
May 31, 2022

The future of cell therapy: Novel study tests treatment for radiation-induced dry mouth

For certain side effects of complex and lifesaving medical procedures, care teams can be left with limited and risky treatment options, but a program at UW Health is changing that using patients’ own cells as “living therapeutics.”

Dr. Douglas McNeel
Science & Technology
May 11, 2022

Future of health: Cancer vaccines

When people consider vaccines, many think about the pandemic and about preventing illness. However, certain UW researchers have a very different focus when they work with vaccines.

Science & Technology
January 14, 2022

UW–Madison expert launches novel cancer research using sharks

There are some new residents on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, but they aren’t students, they’re sharks.

Cancer Center Cessation
Health & Wellness
December 10, 2021

Cancer Center Cessation Initiative launches new effort to help cancer patients quit smoking

It’s well documented that smoking can lead to cancer. But in recent years, evidence has been mounting that continuing to smoke during cancer treatment can be just as harmful, or even worse.