School of Medicine
Department Office: Huntsman Cancer Institute #4345
Department Chair: Bradley R. Cairns, PhD
Established in 1994, the Department of Oncological Sciences performs research and provides training with an emphasis in cancer biology. The Department is strongly aligned with Huntsman Cancer Institute, whose mission is to discover the origins of human cancer as well as develop new diagnostics and treatments.
The Department of Oncological Sciences brings together a community of faculty, students, and staff. There are 35 total faculty, 19 of which are adjunct members. In addition, there are approximately 50 graduate students and 16 post-doctoral fellows in research laboratories.
Our graduate program offers Ph.D. degrees in cancer biology with specialized training in transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, animal models of gastrointestinal and breast cancers and cancer cell biology including signaling, apoptosis and metabolism.
Researchers are affiliated with disease interest groups within Huntsman Cancer Institute including Cutaneous Cancer, Children’s Cancer (leukemia, sarcoma), Breast, Neuro-oncology, and Gastrointestinal Cancers.
Please see the Oncological Sciences M.A., M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Areas of Specialization
- Population based investigation into the biologic basis of cancer, growth, and development
Program and Course Offerings