Cancer Biology

Cancer is a devastating disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, more than 1.8 million Americans will receive a diagnosis of cancer, and about 606,520 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.


June 6, 2024

Emily Lasse-Opsahl (Pasca di Magliano Lab) Awarded Rogel TrEC Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to PhD student, Emily Lasse-Opsahl, for receiving a Rogel TrEC Graduate Student Scholarship! This scholarship recognizes outstanding graduate students who have achieved candidacy in their PhD program. The scholarship provides funds to help cover tuition and stipend during Emily's tenure as a Rogel Scholarship awardee.