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.


April 20, 2019

Cancer Biology Trainees participating in the Rogel Cancer Center's One Day Closer Event to showcase how researchers and clinicians at the Rogel Cancer Center are getting us one day closer to a cure for cancer. 
September 27, 2018

The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2018 Cancer Biology Retreat Awards. 


The 1st Place Oral Presenter is Jennifer Jimenez (Lawlor Lab).


This year's Poster Presentation Winners are:

1st Place: Mehwish Khaliq (Fallahi-Sichani Lab)

2nd Place: Daysha Ferrer-Torres (Spence Lab)

3rd Place: Samuel Kerk (Lyssiotis/Shah Lab) & April Solon (Ohi Lab)


The Dinner Trivia Champions are: 

Dipika Mohan, Morgan Penny, Barbara Nelson, Ben Chandler, Daysha Ferrer-Torres, April Apfelbaum, Beth Lawlor, Donald Little, Samuel Kerk, & Howard Crawford!


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

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.


September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Maumee Bay Lodge/Conference Center near Toledo, Ohio along the shore of Lake Erie