Within the Department of Oncological Sciences, we provide education on many areas of cancer research. Specifically, we have programs in cancer biology, which focuses on the biochemical mechanisms of the disease, and on cancer prevention and control, where we concentrate on psychological, social, and biobehavioral issues.

Seminar Series

We hold a weekly seminar series featuring nationally and internationally recognized investigators discussing a variety of cancer-related topics ranging from fundamental mechanisms to translational and clinical research. In addition to expanding horizons and adding to attendees’ knowledge base, this forum gives trainees, staff, and faculty the opportunity to interact and develop collaborations with outstanding scientists from multiple disciplines and institutions.

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Cancer Biology Training Program

Our Cancer Biology Training Program is funded by an NCI T32 training grant for postdocs and students led by Stuart Aaronson, MD, and James Manfredi, PhD. The training program is designed to train molecular and cellular biologists to advance research on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We work closely with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to provide education and mentoring and with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on research collaboration, funding support, and career development.

Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Fellowship

Our postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control provides trainees with a comprehensive appreciation of the complex interactions among biological, behavioral, psychological, and community variables in this area of research. This fellowship is supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (CA81137, Redd, PI).

In our fellowship program, trainees benefit from one-on-one interactions with experienced mentors, and from lectures, seminars, and journal clubs. Trainees also enjoy hands-on participation in federally funded research programs under the tutelage of experienced mentors. Fellows enter the program with an advanced degree in Psychology, Medicine, Public Health, or a related discipline, demonstrated research abilities, and a strong commitment to a research career.

Contact Guy Montgomery, PhD, at, for additional information.