Why USciences Cancer Biology Program
Grounded in excellence, surrounded by innovation—University of the Sciences is uniquely positioned to help the students of today become the life science pioneers of tomorrow.
Our program fills a regional gap in specific training in cancer biology, including cutting-edge strategies in translational aspects, such as cancer prevention and therapy. Moreover, you benefit from dual study with both faculty from USciences and renowned scientists at The Wistar Institute, an international leader in cancer research.
A Tradition of Scholarship
If you have a biology/biochemistry background and an interest in interdisciplinary cancer research, USciences is the place for you. With our dynamic programs, experienced faculty, and comprehensive curriculum, USciences has a reputation for excellence—and outstanding placement rates after graduation.
In the classroom, you'll receive a solid grounding in the fundamentals and exposure to current developments in areas related to the understanding of cancer, therapeutic strategies, and the discovery of new therapeutic compounds. With USciences' small class sizes and commitment to mentorship, you'll have the opportunity to learn from and build valuable relationships with experienced faculty.
In the lab, you’ll work side-by-side with these faculty members in many aspects of research and drug discovery. From molecular signaling pathways to tumor targeting, you’ll see—and shape—progress in the fight against cancer.
A Rich Learning Environment
Hands-on laboratory and research experiences are just part of the immersion students receive at USciences. Students also benefit from our location—in the middle of Philadelphia’s vibrant University City and at the heart of the region’s biotechnology and health-science industries.
This unique major at USciences expands existing opportunities for cancer training in the area. You’ll find extraordinary opportunities for internships, externships, clinical programs, and future employment.