Cancer Center is unique in Southeastern Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive cancer care, education, research and service. Established in 1984, the Cancer Center is the only academic center in Southeastern Wisconsin devoted to basic science and clinical cancer research. It is a primary source of new and potentially life-saving treatments.
We have more than 200 members – physicians and scientists – involved in more than 140 clinical trials, giving their patients access to the most innovative diagnosis and treatment protocols available. Our investigators publish roughly 100 scientific papers annually in major medical journals.
Divisions and partners include the Froedtert & Medical College Clinical Cancer Center, the Midwest Children's Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, cancer care and research programs at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and Blood Research Institute at the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center has received the highest level of approval available as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded the approval. Receiving approval indicates voluntary dedication to providing optimum care of cancer patients, including research and access to clinical trials.
Of its 250-member institutions, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group ranked the Medical College of Wisconsin 4th, ahead of several other widely known institutions, for the enrollment of patients in radiation therapy cancer clinical trials in 2006. This ranking is significant because it recognizes the Medical College of Wisconsin as a national leader in the availability and utilization of advanced clinical trials for patients with cancer.