Hope to Health Hero

Leading the Way in Cancer Research and Care

Leading the Way in Cancer Research and Care

We’ve built a strong foundation through research at the MCW Cancer Center combined with the world-class care delivered at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center. But to truly eliminate the threat of cancer in eastern Wisconsin and beyond, we must continue to invest in visionary cancer discovery that leads to promising new treatments.
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Drive Health Innovation

Our priorities:

  • Increasing patient participation in cancer clinical trials
  • Building a world-class cancer research facility
  • Reducing cancer disparities in collaboration with our community partners

How we get there: 

  • Clinical trial infrastructure to grow our capacity to test treatments and engage patients
  • Research innovation funds to catalyze discoveries and accelerate treatments and cures
  • Patient access and care programming to provide wraparound resources to cancer patients and their families
  • Recruitment and retention of leading clinicians, scientists and professional care teams

Our Impact

Since the beginning of the Hope to Health Campaign in July, 2015, gifts large and small have supported cancer care and research in many ways.


new cancer cases treated each year


ACTIVE clinical cancer trials


in research funding over the last 10 years

They were my team for five years, and I couldn't imagine a better group of people to go with on my cancer journey.

Harry Foreman, throat cancer survivor,on his Froedtert Hospital care team

Stories of Hope

Everyone’s journey starts with hope. Together, we’re inspiring the next generation of scientists and medical professionals to make the new discoveries and provide the outstanding clinical care we need now and into the future.

Linda Mellows

Linda Mellowes

Linda Mellowes is a Trustee Emerita, Community Leader, and Philanthropist. Her hope is to see innovative medical discovery transform healthcare now and in the future.

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Cynthia Leonard

Cynthia Leonard, RN

Cynthia Leonard, RN, is a patient advocate at Froedtert Hospital who works with patients with Sickle Cell disease. She’s devoted to ensuring patients and families get the best possible care.

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