Faster, safer treatment puts McSweeney back in the classroom

Kevin McSweeney, a UW-Madison professor of soil science, leads a class field trip to the Arlington Agricultural Research Station in May. After undergoing a successful tumor ablation procedure at UW Hospital, McSweeney was back in the classroom within a couple of days. Photo by Jeff Miller.

When Kevin McSweeney was referred to UW Health last year for a tumor in his liver, he had already gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and 13 surgeries over 10 years to treat his metastasized cancer.

Rather than put him through another operation and round of radiation and chemo, his physicians decided to utilize a technology developed by UW scientists: microwave tumor ablation. Read more.