Training Programs

Cancer Biology

Ph.D. Minor

Ph.D. Minor in Cancer Biology

A minimum of 12 credit hours outside of the student’s major department, including two courses from the following list of five:

  • Q622 Cytogenetics of Malignancies (2-3 cr.)
  • F819 Chemi­cal Carcinogenesis (3 cr.)
  • J842 Neoplastic Determinants (2 cr.),
  • G724 Molecular Cancer Genetics (1 cr.)
  • G852 Concepts of Cancer: Signaling Gone Awry (2 cr.)

G504 or G505 Responsible Conduct of Research must also be taken.

The remainder of the minor will be selected from the follow­ing courses:

  • G715 Biomedical Science I–Biochemical Basis of Biological Processes (3cr.)
  • G716 Biomedical Science II–Molecular Biology and Genetics (3 cr.)
  • G717 Biomedical Science III–Cellular Basis of Systems Biology (3cr.)
  • G720 Stem Cell Biology (2 cr.)
  • G726 Developmental Genetics (1 cr.)
  • G729 Immunology I–Introduction to the Immune System (1 cr.)
  • GRAD-G737/ANAT-D851 Introduction to Histology/Histology (1-4 cr.)
  • G748 Principles of Toxi­cology 1 (1 cr.)
  • G749 Introduction to Structural Biology (1 cr.)
  • G807 Structural and Chemical Biology (2 cr.)
  • G837 Mammalian DNA Repair and Disease ( 3cr.)
  • G848 Bioinformatices, Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology (2 cr.)
  • G727 Animal Models of Human Disease; Medical and Molecular Genetics (1 cr.)
  • Q620 Human Cytogenetics (3 cr.)
  • Q622 Cytoge­netics of Malignancies; Microbiology and Immunology (2-3 cr.)
  • J807 Current Topics in Immunology (2 cr.)
  • J829 Current Topics in Molecu­lar Genetics of Microorganisms (2 cr.)
  • J842 Neoplastic Determinants; Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 cr.)
  • F819 Chemical Carcinogenesis; F820 Cancer Chemoprevention (3 cr.)
  • F820 Cancer Chemoprevention

The minor program must be approved by the student’s Adviso­ry Committee, which will take into consideration the student’s total didactic experience. In the case of combined M.D./Ph.D. students, the committee may approve substitution of appropri­ate medical school courses. The minor representative on this committee will be selected from outside the student’s major department and must be a member of the Cancer Biology Training Program.

For additional information about the Cancer Biology Training Program, please see the menu options on the left. If questions remain, please contact Dr. Hari Nakshatri at or (317) 278-2238.