Medical & Graduate Student Programs

Cancer Biology in MUSC's Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program

The Cancer Biology track is offered to students as part of MUSC’s Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program. Founded upon basic molecular biology principles, the program seeks to develop graduate students' critical scientific thinking in apoptosis, angiogenesis, cell migration and invasion, metastasis, tumor microenvironment, molecular profiling, immunotherapy, gene therapy, and drug interventions. Students are required to take seven courses in cancer biology and to complete a dissertation under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Hollings Graduate Fellowship Program

The Hollings Graduate Fellowship Program provides two-year research fellowships to support the development of highly promising and accomplished graduate students who have the potential to become independent cancer research scientists. Due to the complexity of cancer, finding ways to prevent and cure this disease requires a multidisciplinary effort. Therefore, doctoral students in any discipline at MUSC with an interest in cancer research are encouraged to apply.

Medical Scientists Training Program

The MUSC Medical Scientists Training Program is one of the oldest M.D./Ph.D. programs in the country. Led by cancer researcher and surgical oncologist Nancy DeMore, M.D., the program offers maximum flexibility and guidance for students to select a mentor and training experience. Several mechanisms are available that allow the trainee to get a significant exposure to clinical and translational research during their doctoral training in medical school. Nearly 25% of students choose Hollings members as research mentors.