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Cancer Care and Research

In Wisconsin, cancer competes with heart disease as the leading cause of death, and disparities in disease incidence and healthcare access makes southeastern Wisconsin one of the deadliest regions for minority populations with cancer. But with your help, we can change this. Research from the MCW Cancer Center, combined with care at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, aims to reduce cancer close to home and worldwide. This essential work requires visionary cancer researchers, innovative research for promising new treatments, and improved accessibility to education, care, and clinical trials.

Our Programs

Our robust cancer research team, which draws from three institutions and more than 20 academic departments, is organized into three programs.
Cancer Biology Program

Cancer Biology Program

Our researchers work to discover biochemical, metabolic, and genetic abnormalities in tumor cells and nonmalignant cells in the tumor microenvironment, and use these findings to develop more effective ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. Most projects are focused on breast, pancreas, lung, and prostate cancers, which are particularly relevant for our local community.
Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Program

Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Program

This team works to identify and reduce population cancer risks and disparities and to improve cancer outcomes throughout the disease continuum.
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program

Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program

Our physician scientists and researchers are working to identify key targets for personalized therapeutic intervention and to develop novel approaches for detecting and treating cancer.

Our Impact


New cancer cases treated each year


faculty PHYSICIANS and research scientists focused on cancer


active clinical cancer trials

10-to-1 investment

Every $1 invested in seed funding yields $10 of competitive funding

Contact Us

Sylvia Ameen

Senior Director of Development

(414) 955-4767