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Cancer Center

Strategic Objectives

The MCW Cancer Center is building a world-class cancer center worthy of NCI designation for the people of eastern Wisconsin. We are doing this by bringing more cancer research to eastern Wisconsin, translating scientific discoveries to the clinic and our community, addressing the unique cancer disparities issues in our region, and training the next generation of cancer researchers. Ultimately, this means more cancer research, better patient care and increased economic and community resources for our region.

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Drive Peer-Reviewed Research that Impacts the Catchment Area
  • Use existing and new resources to direct and shape cancer research that has the greatest impact on the unique needs of eastern Wisconsin and underserved communities in our catchment area
  • Drive and support successful NIH grant applications and resubmissions
Translate MCW Discoveries to the Clinic and Community
  • Develop and strengthen disease-specific signature research programs
  • Integrate disease-specific research programs with existing clinical programs
  • Accelerate research that results in drug discoveries and targeted therapies
  • Expand the clinical trials portfolio to include more investigator initiated trials
Increase Research-Based Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Increase NCI funded CBPR and CEnR in our catchment area with partners from the community
  • Recruit additional peer-review funded community researchers
  • Diversify cancer research and clinical faculty and staff
  • Provide pilot Funding for CBPR and CEnR with Clear ROI
  • Drive and support data-driven initiatives
  • Engage with our community, particularly those currently underserved, and develop programs to understand and address cancer disparities and needs, including screening, education, access to care, research, and outreach
Train the Next Generation and Increase Diversity of Cancer Researchers and Physician Scientists
  • Drive the education and training of biomedical researchers and health care professionals, particularly those from underserved populations
  • Integrate these training and education activities into programmatic research efforts.
  • Enhance, support and build diversity and pipeline programs
  • Increase cancer research focus in the MCW medical, graduate, MPH and pharmacy education programs and curriculum
  • Increase institutional cancer training and development grants