Graduate Students

Training in a broad range of cancer areas is provided through graduate programs (MS, PhD, MD/PhD), with the students receiving research training under the mentorship of Cancer Center members. Examples of these programs are the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Clinical Translational Sciences program, and departmental-based programs in Biomedical Engineering and Cellular and Molecular Medicine., Students and also receiving cancer prevention training through the summer program called, Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Under-represented Professionals


Cancer Research: Present & Future Annual Conference - An interdisciplinary, trainee-focused conference for cancer research students and postdoctoral researchers. Planned by cancer research trainees, for cancer research trainees. 

pd|Hub Professional Development Program - Beginning in Summer 2023, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will be an inaugural institution with the pd|Hub program. This innovative 8-week program will help STEM PhD students and postdocs explore career options and learn up-to-date skills for starting their career in a diverse array of cancer-related fields. For more information, please contact CRTEC Assistant Director Laura Farrell-Wortman at sends e-mail)



CRTEC Travel Awards



Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Cancer Biology MD/PhD program

Cancer Biology PhD program

Cellular and Molecular Medicine PhD Program

Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program



Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Under-Represented Professionals (STEP-UP) - A 12-week summer program provides undergraduates and graduates a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention and control.