Dr. Max Wicha received his medical degree from Stanford University and trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago. He then went on to the National Cancer Institute, where he trained in clinical oncology and cancer biology. Dr. Wicha joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1980 and served as chief in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine, from 1984 to 1993. He was the director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center since its inception in 1986 until 2015, when he became director emeritus. Dr. Wicha remains an active clinician, specializing in the treatment of breast cancer patients, and is nationally known for his research in the field of breast oncology, particularly the study of how breast cancer cells grow and metastasize.