Max S Wicha MD

Professor, Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests:

Breast Cancer, breast cancer clinical trials, cancer stem cells.

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U of M Internal Medicine Oncology

Cancer Center Floor 1
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5916
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 1974


  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine, IL, 1977

Board Certification

  • Medical Oncology

  • Internal Medicine


Role of stem cells in breast cancer development and treatment.


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 has been the director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center since its inception in 1986. Dr. Wicha is 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.