Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Cancer touches everyone in our community, and for many, the impact is devastating. Research cures cancer, and cancer is the top strategic priority of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Our mission is to uncover the causes of cancer through scientific research, and to translate this knowledge into effective treatment of cancer patients. We are dedicated to reducing the cancer burden through innovative research into its causes, prevention, early detection and treatment. We do this by integrating basic science, translational and clinical research with patient care and professional and community education, with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations.

We are a network of cancer experts, investigators, clinicians, research programs, equipment, facilities, and resources--an overarching organization that connects all cancer-related activities and represents the collective cancer effort at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The Cancer Center is the virtual hub of cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, providing leadership, knowledge, support and resources to cancer investigators and clinicians.

This integrated partnership is comprised of cancer research scientists and physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. The Cancer Center is comprised of more than 200 physicians and scientists and is the only academic cancer center in Wisconsin’s most populous region. We support this unique population of more than 2.3 million people, many of whom are underserved.

The MCW Cancer Center is the only center of its type in Southeastern Wisconsin. We make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, now, and in the future. The MCW Cancer Center is devoted to translating research into patient care and into the community. The National Marrow Donor Program or ("Be the Match") has rated Froedtert & MCW a +1, which is the highest ranking possible and means that our patients live longer than expected. This also puts us in the top 5% nationally.

Institutions Affiliated With Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

The MCW Cancer Center has space, Shared Resources and clinical partnerships at the following institutions:

The MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) supports clinical cancer research with partners throughout our community:

  • Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee
  • Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend
  • VA Medical Center