The Cancer Biology specialization is a focus area within the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program that includes over two dozen faculty members from six departments in three colleges who share a strong interest and a broad expertise in molecular and clinical aspects of the development and treatment of cancer. The basic science and translational research activities of the focus area are closely linked with the clinical research and clinical trials programs of the Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Clinical cancer treatment of pet animals is a major strength of the Cancer Biology curriculum. The Cancer Biology specialization combines nationally recognized research training, focused on cutting edge approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment, with innovative clinical trials. Students who choose the Cancer Biology specialization complete all of the requirements of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, including the three laboratory rotations, during their first year.

Effective Spring 2014

A maximum of 30 credits at the master's degree level may be accepted toward the Ph.D. A professional post baccalaureate degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, or Divinity may be accepted for a maximum of 30 credits.

Required Courses
BC 563Molecular Genetics4
BC 565Molecular Regulation of Cell Function4
or CM 501 Advanced Cell Biology
CM 502Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology2
CM 601Responsible Conduct of Research in CMB1-3
or CM 666 Science and Ethics
CM 792Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar 14
CM 793Seminar 23
ERHS 510Cancer Biology3
ERHS 611Cancer Genetics2
Select 47-49 credits from the following: 347-49
Additional Course Work
Program Total Credits:72