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.


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! 

September 22, 2018

Cancer Biology Trainees April Apfelbaum and Jennifer Jimenez enjoying the Rogel Cancer Center Tailgate!


September 19, 2018

The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology welcomes Dr. Peter Scacheri, PhD, with a lunch at Angelo's with trainees: April Solon, April Apfelbaum, Morgan Penny, Stephen Carney, Dr. Mehwish Khaliq, & Dipika Mohan.


December 12, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sava's (216 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

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