09 Feb Making the Rounds with William H. Bradley, MD
An interview with Dr. Bradley
William Bradley, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. His specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Bradley completed a three-year fellowship in this area at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bradley joined the Medical College of Wisconsin after completing his fellowship.
MCW Cancer Center: Congratulations on your recent published manuscript, which focused on gene expression data for modeling outcomes of ovarian cancer patients. In 2016, what will be your primary research focus?
Dr. Bradley: I will focus on preclinical testing of specific pathways in an attempt to create future treatment options. I will also be working on a clinical trial that will offer new modes of therapy to recurrent ovarian cancer patients.
MCW Cancer Center: What led you to specialize in ovarian cancer?
Dr. Bradley: The patients I have the opportunity to treat are amazing. It’s a pleasure to work with these women.
MCW Cancer Center: What do you like most about your work?
Dr. Bradley: I love being a part of making progress for the patients we treat. Being a part of research that helps prolong and improve lives is a great privilege. I enjoy being able to offer novel treatments and learning about this disease.
MCW Cancer Center: As a Scientific Review Committee member, you have reviewed dozens of clinical trial protocols. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge in executing clinical trials?
Dr. Bradley: Getting patients accrued. Sometimes there is fear about a study, and I find that unfortunate. We have to do a better job educating our patients.
MCW Cancer Center: What do you do when you aren’t seeing patients and researching?
Dr. Bradley: I have a 4-year-old, so that keeps me busy. My wife is in the arts (theater) and we try to get to performances together, if possible.
MCW Cancer Center: Just for fun — what are your favorite movies, books, music?
Dr. Bradley: Sadly, I get to see about two movies a year. I really liked “ Star Wars,” which I saw on Friday! Milwaukee has great chamber music that I try to attend when I’m able.
MCW Cancer Center: Tell us a unique/fun fact about yourself.
Dr. Bradley: I used be a very skilled knitter. I made a number of Fair Isle sweaters many moons ago. Nothing in the last 10 years.