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.


June 29, 2018

Seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M have been honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.

Out of a competitive field of remarkable and generous research leaders, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) has selected individuals who meet the highest standard for clinical and translational research mentorship. The pool of nominees represented a diverse group of U-M schools, including Dentistry, Engineering, Institute for Social Research, Literature, Science & the Arts, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

June 14, 2018

AWARD WINNERS: Trainee Research Symposium
The Rogel Cancer Center congratulates our award winners from the Annual Trainee Research Symposium June 14, 2018:

May 29, 2018

We would like to welcome our 2018 CaRSIP cohort to Michigan! 

They will be interning here for the next 10 weeks so please make them feel at home in our Cancer Biology family!


September 27, 2018 to September 28, 2018
12:00 pm

Graduate Hotel Ann Arbor– 615 E. Huron Street

Dear Cancer Biology Community,

The 6th Annual Cancer Biology Program Retreat will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 27th – 28th at the Graduate Hotel Ann Arbor– 615 E. Huron Street.
The retreat will tentatively begin on Thursday with lunch, followed by faculty, student, postdoc talks, a poster session and dinner.
The retreat will conclude on Friday with breakfast, faculty talks, Dr. Ross’ keynote talk, and lunch. 
Please mark these date on your calendars.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Theodora Ross will be our keynote speaker.

 Further retreat details will be sent to everyone later this summer.  

-          Barb Nelson (Lyssiotis Lab),  Sam Kerk, Steve Kregel, PhD (Chinnaiyan Lab)
2018 Retreat Planning Committee