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Cancer Biology Program

Graduate Training in Biomedical Research Leading to a Ph.D.


The Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology trains graduate students to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the biomedical sciences.

  • Understand the current concepts in Cancer Biology.

  • Read and critically evaluate the scientific literature.

  • Formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects.

  • Orally communicate ideas and research results effectively.

  • Effectively communicate ideas and research results in written form.

  • Integrate and apply the communication and research skills through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues, submission of competitive applications for research funding, authorship of abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, and a thesis dissertation.