Dr. J. Frank Wilson

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Dr. J. Frank Wilson
Dr. J. Frank Wilson
Dr. J. Frank Wilson


Dr. J. Frank Wilson
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. J. Frank Wilson is not only a respected physician and influential leader at the Medical College of Wisconsin he is also a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society and other nonprofit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer.

For 45 years, Wilson has helped advance organizational priorities at The American Cancer Society like cancer prevention and disparities, advocating for clinical trials so cancer patients have access to the best care available and building relationships with local health care systems.

Wilson has served as principal investigator for a multi-faceted project led by the Red Cliff Community Health Center on Lake Superior. The purpose of the project is to build the capacity of Wisconsin’s American Indian communities to improve not only cancer prevention, but also the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.

The project seeks to pinpoint which cancers impact the tribal community most in order to identify possible prevention methods.

The effort has garnered statewide attention and has piqued the interest of other Wisconsin American Indian tribes.

He has also served on the board of directors for Gilda’s Club, ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Kathy’s House, Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control, Wisconsin Radiological Society and the Wisconsin Medical Society.

He has committed his life’s work to the care and welfare of cancer patients, and his decades of volunteer service to the American Cancer Society and other cancer-fighting organizations are a natural fit.

Wilson has also published more than 200 papers and abstracts and 21 books or chapters, and lectures on the role of radiation therapy in the management of cancer.

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