OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Graduate Program

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Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.  ~Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954

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Graduate Program in Cancer Biology Course Requirements

Year 1
CONJ 665 Development, Differentiation and Cancer (Spring) 3 credits
Must be completed by end of year 2
Year 2
Fall Term
MGEN 606

Mechanisms of Cancer Journal Club

1 credit
PCB 607 Knight Cancer Biology Seminar Series 1 credit
PCB601 Research x credits
PCB elective courses (see list below) x credits
total    16 credits
Winter Term
MGEN 606

Mechanisms of Cancer Journal Club

1 credit
PCB 607 Knight Cancer Biology Seminar Series 1 credit
*CELL 622 Topics in Transcriptional Regulation OR 2 credits
*BMB 625 Advanced Biochemistry
PCB601 Research x credits
PCB elective courses (see list below) x credits
total    16 credits
* Highly recommended if offered, otherwise
substitute with a PCB elective course
Spring Term
MGEN 606

Mechanisms of Cancer Journal Club

1 credit
PCB 607 Knight Cancer Biology Seminar Series 1 credit
CELL616 Advanced Topics in Cancer Biology 4 credits
PCB601 Research x credits
PCB elective courses (see list below) x credits
total    16 credits
Summer Term
CONJ 608B

PMCB Qualifying Exam

8 credit
PCB601 Research 8 credits
total    16 credits
Year 3+
All Terms
MGEN 606

Mechanisms of Cancer Journal Club

1 credit
PCB 607 Knight Cancer Biology Seminar Series 1 credit
PCB 601 Research x credits
Summer term requirement PCB 601 only

ELECTIVE COURSES

A total of 4 credit hours of upper level elective courses are required to be eligible for the Program in Cancer Biology Ph.D. degree.

The following are only a few of the popular graduate elective courses offered in the school of medicine. Other courses available are listed in the course catalog. Graduate students are encouraged to seek advice from their mentor and/or graduate program director when considering taking other courses. Some of the elective courses are offered every other year.

CELL 611   Histology: The structure and function of cells in tissue   fall term 4 credits
CELL 620 Model Systems Biology summer term 3 credits
MBIM 610 Introduction to Immunology   2 credits
PHPH 617   Pharmacokinetics 2 credits
PHPM 524 Introduction to Biostatistics 4 credits
BMCB 625 Advanced Molecular Biology winter term 3 credits
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