The Cancer Biology Research Cluster provides graduate education leading to the award of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Sciences, with specialization in Cancer Biology. Students begin their training with the courses required by the Biomedical Sciences Program and the research cluster foundation course in Cancer Biology. The Cancer Colloquium provides exposure to the most recent developments in the field for both faculty and students. Additional advanced courses are available to complement research training as students choose a laboratory.
Research cluster-affiliated faculty conduct research in four broadly defined areas: Cell Signaling in Cancer, Cancer Genomics and Proteomics, Nutrition and Cancer, and Reproductive Cancers. Members also participate in two large federally funded research programs (WV Cancer Genomics Network and WV-INBRE). The Joan C. Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center provides novel opportunities for linking basic and clinical research.