“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 44.1/100
Chemoprevention, molecular signaling and inflammatory mediators, and radiation biology.
The primary teaching hospital of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital offers in a single, centralized location advanced cancer treatments and technology, including microwave and radio frequency ablation, cryosurgery, da Vinci robotic surgical system, photopheresis, TheraSphere, Prism, Artiste, and TomoTherapy. Its acclaimed palliative care program is conducted by specially trained physicians and nurses who seek to help patients contend with distressing physical and emotional symptoms, coordinate end-of-life medical care, and assist patients and families make medical decisions and set personal goals. Froedtert’s Quality of Life Center provides cancer physical therapy, survivorship programs, cancer genetic counseling, and social, psychological and chaplaincy support. Much basic science and translational research is conducted, which gives patients access to about 130 clinical trials ongoing throughout the year. The hospital supports research efforts by participating in a tissue-bank program managed by Medical College of Wisconsin.