Gundersen Health System is one of a group of recipients of a $15.6 million grant for cancer research. Other recipients include the Wisconsin National Community Oncology Research Program (Wincorp)—of which Gundersen is a member of, as well as Marshfield Clinic Health System and Thedacare.
Gundersen Oncologists, report WXOW, are thrilled that they now have more opportunity to improve upon clinical trials that have shown success with cancer therapy. The new funding will offer new patients the opportunity to benefit from state-of-the-art oncology research, reports Cancer Center Director at Gundersen Health System Dr. Kurt Oettel.
Gundersen Health System
Gundersen Health is a comprehensive non-profit health system based in La Crosse Wisconsin. The system includes multi-specialty group medical practices, a teaching hospital, regional community clinics, affiliate hospitals and clinics, behavioral health services, vision centers, pharmacies, and air and ground ambulances.
Its flagship hospital is Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, a teaching hospital with 325 beds and a Level II Trauma and Emergency Center. The hospital received Healthgrades America’s Best 50 Hospitals recognition in 2015 and 2017 placing it in the top 1% nationally. Gundersen Lutheran is also a designated campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Gundersen Health Cancer Care
Gundersen Health Cancer Care offers specialization in treating specific cancers. Their Comprehensive Cancer Support Services and Survivor Program (COMPASS) ensures comprehensive, whole person care model.