Graduate Program

The objective of the Graduate Program in Cancer Biology is to provide a learning platform that will give the next generation of cancer researchers the knowledge and skills that will allow for more efficient translation of laboratory results into new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Students in this program learn to use the scientific method for acquisition and evaluation of data, leading to dissemination of new knowledge concerning cancer biology. The Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU is made up of numerous programs centered around cancer prevention and control, hormonal and reproductive malignancies, hematologic malignancies, experimental therapeutics, cancer biology, and complementary medicine, all functioning to foster interdisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical researchers. Students in this program are exposed to all facets of the Knight Cancer Institute and this program helps promote interdisciplinary research throughout OHSU.