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 15, 2018

Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper will deliver the keynote address for the 2018 MLK Symposium Lecture. 

October 31, 2017

Aaron Koch successfully defended his dissertation on October 31st!

September 29, 2017


The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2017 Cancer Biology Retreat Awards. 


The 1st Place Oral Presenter is Julian Bahr (Weiss Lab).


This year's Poster Presentation Winners are:

1st Place:  Dipika Mohan (Hammer Lab) and Anjan Saha (Markovitz Lab)

3rd Place: Diana Shah (Castro/Lowenstein Lab)


The Volleyball Champions are: 

David Lombard, Ally Hawkins (Lawlor Lab), Melanie Krook, Thomas Carey, Daysha Torres, Gary Hammer, and Corey Speers!


Thank you to all of you who participated in these competitions and congratulations to the recipients!