Norris Cotton Cancer Center

NCCC Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program

Faculty in the Cancer Biology Program are aligned with Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 centers nationwide to earn the National Cancer Institute's prestigious "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation. Cancer biology is a thriving area of research focus at Dartmouth, encompassing diverse topics including cell signaling, genomics, metastasis, immunity, microenvironment, host-tumor interactions, angiogenesis, therapeutics, drug resistance, pharmacology, and precision medicine. The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program provides students with a broad-based understanding of key problems in cancer, and provides a framework for students to develop an ability to conduct creative biomedical research. Students have the opportunity to be mentored by faculty within both the basic and clinical sciences, and to receive didactic and experiential training in basic, translational, and clinical research aspects related to cancer. Research carried out by faculty and students uses the most advanced experimental approaches and models to understand the mechanisms that underlie cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis to support prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

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