University of Wisconsin–Madison


UWCCC scientists access a wide array of resources to further their research and innovation, including advanced technology, cutting edge facilities, specialized skill sets, and other diverse tools.

Shared Resources provide UWCCC researchers with a wide-variety of services to ensure that their science is supported by state-of-the-art technology and techniques. UWCCC is proud to support the following shared resources:

Shared Resource Description
Biostatistics Shared Resource Offers statistical support in the design, conduct and analysis of research studies in basic, clinical and population-based sciences
Cancer Informatics Shared Resource Provides modern and efficient informatics, including advancements in bioinformatics, clinical informatics, image analysis and computational science
Cancer Metabolomics Shared Resource *Developing*
Provides the UW campus community with access to cutting-edge small molecule identification and quantification technologies.
Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Data Delivers seamless and state-of-the-art cancer prevention data exchange, survey research consultation and data collection services
Drug Development Core Facilitates pre-clinical drug discovery through the integration of high throughput screening, medicinal chemistry and pharmacology
Genome Editing and Animal Models Shared Resource Makes transgenic technology accessible and affordable
Experimental Pathology Laboratory Provides a broad array of high quality histology services
Flow Cytometry Laboratory Offers technical and educational support for fluorescence-based single cell analysis and isolation to further the characterization and understanding of cellular function, biomarkers, pathology and treatment in basic, translational and clinical research projects
MIRS/UWCCC Imaging Core *Developing*
The MIRS (Medical Imaging Research Support)/UWCCC Imaging Core provides imaging support related to cancer research and serves to integrate imaging expertise jointly with the UW-SMPH Department of Radiology and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Pharmaceutical Research Center Coordinates safe and ethical provision of investigational/study medications to research subjects enrolled in clinical drug trials
Small Animal Imaging Facility Provides innovative, state-of-the-art, affordable, noninvasive, high-resolution, in-vivo and ex-vivo imaging and radiotherapy support
Translational Science BioCore Facilitates cancer-related basic science and translational research through the integration of human biospecimen collection and storage with associated histological and molecular services


Research Cores

Glassware Washing & Sterilization Provides centralized services for cleaning laboratory glassware and sterilizing glassware and media
Microtechnology Core Develops and applies advanced microscale cell-based assays to enhance basic cell biology research and enable clinical studies
Proteomics Provides access to state of the art mass spectrometry and gel electrophoresis instrumentation for proteomic and metabolomics research
Scientific Instrumentation Facility Provides centralized instrument related support to UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) Shared Resources, cancer center members and non-members involved in laboratory, translational and clinical research.

Applied research services provide UWCCC researchers with infrastructure, including tools, expertise, processes, and staff to conduct applied research related to cancer.

Clinical Research Services

Clinical Research Service Description
Clinical Research Central Office (CRCO) Provides infrastructure to support the clinical research of UWCCC investigators
Disease-Oriented Teams (DOTs) Provides a multidisciplinary translational infrastructure to address disease specific interests
Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board (PMMTB) A statewide service available to oncologists across the state which provides a forum for expert clinicians, pathologists, and scientists to discuss and analyze tumor genotypes and molecular abnormalities in order to recommend patient specific targeted therapies
Wisconsin Oncology Network (WON) A collaborative research network that offers innovative treatment options to patients, with the advantage that patients can be treated in their home communities
Wisconsin Oncology Network for Imaging eXcellence (WONIX) Provides patients with access to advanced molecular imaging throughout Wisconsin

Translational Research Services

Translational Research Service Description
Office of Translational Research Services (OTRS) Provides administrative support and services at the interface of basic and clinical research focusing on the promotion of collaborative, interdisciplinary translational research

The University of Wisconsin – Madison provides UWCCC researchers with a variety of services and tools to facilitate cancer research and collaboration across campus.

Campus Resource Description
ARROW The Application Review for Research Oversight at Wisconsin (ARROW) is the online system for preparing, submitting, reviewing, and managing applications for research oversight at the University of Wisconsin—Madison
iLab Online scheduling and billing system that allows researchers to submit work requests and schedule equipment with UWCCC shared resources.
See also iLab FAQs
Health Sciences Institutional Review Board The Health Sciences Institutional Review Boards Office is home to two of the three IRBs on campus, the Health Sciences IRB (HS-IRB) and the Minimal Risk IRB (MR-IRB)
Resource Directory The Directory of Resources for Researchers includes initial data for over 60 cores, 300 resources, and 170 services on the UW—Madison campus.
UW Clinical Research Unit 24/7 unit located on D6/6 in UW Hospital serving both investigator-initiated and industry studies.
UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Facilitates collaboration across campus, linking event the most basic research to practical improvements in human health
UW Office of Clinical Trials Offers comprehensive support services to investigators,conducting clinical trials (all areas of investigation except oncology)
UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
UW Research and Sponsored Programs Provides funding opportunities, as well as support for proposal preparation and grant management services
UW-Madison Department and People Search A searchable directory of all departments and individuals on the UW-Madison campus
Wisconsin Discovery Portal Research Directory Provides information about more than 3,000 researchers at UW-Madison

UWCCC researchers have access to external resources to further their work with cancer research.

External Resource Description
Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) The world’s largest and most comprehensive resource for exploring the impact of somatic mutations in human cancer
Clinical Interpretations of Variants in Cancer An open access, open source, community-driven web resource for Clinical Interpretation of Variants in Cancer. Our goal is to enable precision medicine by providing an educational forum for dissemination of knowledge and active discussion of the clinical significance of cancer genome alterations Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world
HS IRB The HS IRB is home to two of the three IRBs on campus
My Cancer Genomic Comprehensive overview of targeted therapies for cancer
National Cancer Institute NCI-sponsored trials
Next Generation Sequencing Publication on incorporating “next-generation” sequencing into standard clinical practice

Pages that Require a Login

Personalized Cancer Therapy by MD Anderson Cancer Center Personalized cancer therapy is a treatment strategy centered on the ability to predict which patients are more likely to respond to specific cancer therapies.
 PREDICT by Vanderbilt University PREDICT is a program that gives information to your doctor when a drug is being prescribed. It tells the doctor if the drug might not work well for you based on your DNA.
Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE) by American Association for Cancer Research via cBioPortal