Outline: Cancer Biology

Director: Edward Graves, MD

Objectives and Goals

The Cancer Biology is an application area in the Scholarly Concentration program, and aims to educate medical students in the complex nature of cancer from the molecular mechanism of cancer etiology, to evaluation of the efficacies of various cancer treatments. Through this extension of the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center students will have access to faculty, fellows, and residents who represent molecular, cellular, genetic and pathological approaches used to develop effective medical tools for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


Students who pursue Cancer Biology are required to complete 6 units including:

CBIO 242               Molecular, cellular and genetic basis of cancer (4 Units)

Students are also expected to participate in the Seminar Series in Cancer Biology (non-credit)

See course work listing for elective options.