Cancer is a devastating disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, almost 1.7 million Americans will receive a diagnosis of cancer, and almost 590,000 individuals will succumb to the disease. Clearly we need to learn more about its causes, its treatment, and its prevention.

The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan is an interdisciplinary program whose goal is to train the next generation of cancer researchers. We achieve this goal by providing students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills that will allow them to tackle the most pressing problems associated with this disease. Drawing on the talents of faculty mentors who are leading experts in the field, together with the substantial resources of the University and its NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, students pursue dissertation projects at the cutting edge of cancer biology.


January 19, 2015

Congratulations Aaron Koch and Melanie Krook!

October 10, 2014

The 2nd Annual Cancer Biology Retreat was held on September 18-19, 2014, at the Towsley Center in the University of Michigan Medical Center.

July 23, 2014

The Program welcomes four new PIBS students who have indicated Cancer Biology as their first choice program.


May 27, 2015
4:00 pm

4515 BSRB

Journal Club

June 4, 2015
4:00 pm

4515 BSRB

Research in Progress Seminar