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, treatment, and 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 Rogel Cancer Center, students pursue dissertation projects at the cutting edge of cancer biology.


November 6, 2019

The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology welcomes Dr. Sheila Stewart, PhD, with a lunch at Angelo's with trainees: April Solon, Lisa Pinatti, Peter Kim, Kristen Loesel & Amanda Pacheco.
September 13, 2019

The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2019 Cancer Biology Retreat Awards. 


The 1st Place Oral Presenter is Dipika Mohan (Hammer Lab).


This year's Poster Presentation Winners are:

April Solon (Ohi Lab)

Steve Kregel (Chinnaiyan Lab)

Mengrou Shan (Lyssiotis Lab)


The Trivia Winner is Lisa Pinatti

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

September 4, 2019

Program in Biomedical Sciences 20th Anniversary Graduate Student Award in recognition of her Excellence in Service.