About The Program
Tremendous advancement in the detection and treatment of cancer has occurred over
the last decade, yet cancer continues to adversely effect millions of people worldwide
in terms of quality of life, life span and economic burden. The
Moffitt Cancer Center is a leading institution of basic research, clinical
research and patient treatment. The Moffitt Cancer Center has received national
acclaim and is officially designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the
National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
The University of South Florida is one of only
three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the top
tier of research universities. The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program is recognized by
The Association of Integrative Studies, an interdisciplinary professional organization
founded in 1979 to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators
in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related
to furthering integrative studies.
The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program and the courses are housed in the
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. This interaction
expands the resources and teaching opportunities available to potential graduate
Visit the the Moffitt Research Institute
(MRI) to find out more about the facilities and cutting edge cancer research occurring
at the Cancer Center. The MRI consists of all faculty and staff involved in research
at the Moffitt Cancer Center. The majority of Cancer Biology students join laboratories
within the MRI.
Click here to view the admission requirements for the USF Cancer Biology PhD Program and application!