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Max Wicha
Distinguished Professor of Oncology; Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Max Wicha serves as a distinguished professor of oncology and a breast cancer clinician as well as founding director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is nationally known for his breast oncology research. His lab was part of the team that first discovered stem cells in breast cancer, the first described in any human solid tumor. Wicha joined the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1980. He received his medical degree from Stanford University and trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago. He went on to the National Cancer Institute, where he trained in clinical oncology and cancer biology.


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