Better Odds and More Hope for Breast Cancer Patients You have breast cancer. Four words no woman wants to hear. The UW Carbone Cancer Center, Wisconsin’s only comprehensive cancer center, is at the forefront of breast cancer research and treatment every day. UW physicians and dedicated staff take pride in truly combining personal care with the newest technology. Every patient with cancer is offered participation in research, which includes a range of clinical trials, as well as those studies evaluating the quality of life and long-term outcomes of aggressive cancer treatment. The UW Carbone Cancer Center’s vision for breast cancer treatment is an evolution into a breast cancer program which is uniquely different from a traditional treatment facility. The cornerstone for creating this innovative breast center is a novel research platform, which will support excellence in clinical care and faculty development as well as provide a revolutionary approach to patient care and improved outcomes. The mission for this program is clear — to identify characteristics that make each patient unique and to use this information to fully customize cancer care. And the goal is to use customization to optimize screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, and to lead in Wisconsin and nationally.