Each patient’s journey is not the same, but the steps we take to ensure the most effective treatment, support and peace of mind never change.

Formed in May of 2011, the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin partners with both Minneapolis Radiation Oncology and HealthPartners to focus on treating those diagnosed with cancer and helping them maintain a high quality of life. A unique cooperative relationship between six community-based critical access hospitals in western Wisconsin working together under the CCWW umbrella, we improve access, care, and coordination of services for area cancer patients and their families so they get the treatment they need close to home.

Why Choose Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin?

A cancer journey isn’t always easy, so know that you don’t have to travel it alone.

At the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin, we recognize the fear and uncertainty that come with a cancer diagnosis. We bring the expertise of six hospitals, oncology care and radiation therapy together into a circle of seamless services aimed at the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, including cutting edge medical trials.

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Meet Our Leaders

Steve McCormack, MD

Medical Director

“My patients and their families can expect to form trusting relationships with me as their provider. I provide compassion combined with cutting-edge science. My goal is to provide patients with the knowledge and tools to become active participants in their care.”

The Medical Director of the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin is Dr. Steven McCormack. He is based at the Cancer Center in New Richmond and oversees cancer care at our six partnering hospital locations.

Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. McCormack has experience teaching students, nurses, residents and fellows. He completed his hematology / oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota and currently practices medical oncology and hematology at the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin in New Richmond and Regions Cancer Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has published research in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at national conferences.

Dr. McCormack is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residence at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his Hematology and Oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Glenn Applegate, MD


“By the time I was a young adult, many of my family members had been diagnosed with cancer. Their struggles and courage in the face of diagnosis inspired me to study radiation oncology.”

Dr. Applegate joined Minneapolis Radiation Oncology in 2012 and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has experience treating all types of malignancies and specializes in head and neck cancerlung cancerprostate cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and breast cancer. He understands the impact of disease on entire families and approaches his patients with information and compassion.

Caring for patients is Dr. Applegate’s favorite part of being a radiation oncologist. He believes tailor-made treatment plans paired with MRO’s precision-based technology provides his patients with confidence and knowledge to experience their best possible outcome. His experience includes external radiation therapybrachytherapy, and stereotactic radiation therapy, among others.


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