Message from Larry H. Matherly, Ph.D. - Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are occurring at a breath-taking pace. Our unique graduate program immerses our students in a broad multidisciplinary curriculum that includes opportunities for original critical thinking and extensive interactions with outstanding basic and clinical scientists at one of our nation's most dynamic cancer-focused environments. Our goal in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program is to instill a passion for scientific discovery as we train the next generation of cancer biology researchers. As you navigate this web site, you will see a remarkable range of training opportunities available in areas including cancer therapeutics, cancer genetics, tumor imaging, tumor immunology, tumor microenvironment and metastasis, and population studies of cancer.  Our outstanding training program in Cancer Biology offers state-of-the-art research facilities, extraordinarily accomplished faculty, and a highly motivated group of student peers, combined with phenomenal opportunities for recreation and a vibrant, culturally rich metropolitan area.



Larry H. Matherly, Ph.D.
Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology
Director, Cancer Biology Graduate Program