For over 35 years the University of Virginia Cancer Training Program has been preparing students for productive careers in academia, industry and education. Students pursue research under world-renowned faculty in areas such as cancer cell signaling, genetics and epigenetics, chemical and structural biology, immunology and immunotherapy, inflammation and cancer, and interactions between tumor cells and non-transformed stromal components of the tumor microenvironment.
Integration of student training with the UVA NCI-designated Cancer Center provides an exceptional opportunity to prepare students for leadership roles in all aspects of cancer research and to ultimately shape the future of this rapidly expanding area of biomedical research. Students work closely with research teams in women’s oncology, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, hematopoietic malignancies and stem cell research. This research is augmented by state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities that deliver new and innovative therapies to patients.