Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Finding and Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

  • Founding Director of U-M’s Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Internal Medicine

As a clinical oncologist, Dr. Wicha has devoted his career to helping patients with cancer. His team was the firstto identify cancer stem cells in breast cancer, and he is developing new therapies that can target and eliminatethese cells to significantly improve the outcome for women with advanced breast cancer. Importantly, targetingcancer stem cells holds great promise for other cancers as well.