The Cancer Biology Program at the University of Iowa prepares students for a variety of career paths in academic, clinical, and industry environments dealing with the study and/or treatment of cancer.
Students in the program receive advanced knowledge in current concepts in molecular, cellular, and genetic processes that contribute to the development and treatment of cancer. They also are required to shadow clinical oncologists to help identify clinically-relevant research questions leading to projects with a potential impact on cancer patients.
The program expects to enroll up to five students each year. For admission into our program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program, which acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly into one of nine subprograms, including Cancer Biology, at the University of Iowa.
For admission into the program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program, which acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly to one of nine subprograms, including cancer biology, at the University of Iowa. Successful completion of the program culminates with a Ph.D., Biomedical Science (Cancer Biology).