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.


April 17, 2024

Allison Bischoff (Pasca di Magliano Lab) Awarded F31 Grant

Congratulations to PhD student, Allison Bischoff, who was awarded an F31 grant. The F31 grant supports promising doctoral candidates who will perform dissertation research and training for a PhD degree in a scientific health-related field. The F31 award will cover Allison's stipend, tuition, and benefits for multiple years. Congratulations,

April 3, 2024

Five Cancer Biology Students Nominated for OGPS 2023 Graduate Student Awards

We are thrilled to announce that five of our outstanding Cancer Biology students have been nominated for the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies 2023 Graduate Student Awards! The nominees names and award nominations are as follows:

Daniel Salas-Escabillas - Excellence in Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award Peter