Masters degree program in Cancer Biology, Prevention and Control


The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) are pleased to announce a masters degree program in Cancer Biology, Prevention and Control at UDC which will be jointly administered and taught by UDC and LCCC faculty. The goal of the Masters Degree Program is to educate students as master-level cancer researchers who are capable of conducting research in cancer biology, prevention and control or to further advance their education by pursuing doctoral studies.

The graduates of this Program will be the individuals best suited for translating basic science knowledge into cancer prevention and control practices. The Program has as its philosophy  “the best Cancer Prevention and Control researchers are those with a sound understanding of cancer biology.

This partnership will provide graduate training in molecular epidemiology, biostatistics, community outreach  education, nutrition, tumor biology, ethical issues in biomedical research, etc. The Tumor Biology Graduate Program at LCCC, which is the premier graduate-training program at Georgetown University Medical Center, will be used as a model for the design of this new degree program. This will be a full-time, two–year, thirty-six-credit degree program where students will take about half of their coursework at LCCC and about half of their coursework at UDC.   During the second year, students will be required to conduct research either at LCCC or  UDC.

Our first three students were enrolled in the fall of 2004. Here is what they have to say about the program

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