Why Cancer Research at Queen's?

Welcome to the collaborative program in Cancer Research.  Strengths in graduate education in Cancer Research of Queen's span many research areas from structural and tumour biology and genetics, through epidemiology, to outcomes research and health policy development. The overall vision of this program is to provide you with an intellectual focus on cancer and connect researchers and graduate students with different perspectives on this area.

The Collaborative Program encourages interactions of researchers and students with common interests in cancer, regardless of home program, and at the same time facilitates productive interaction between individuals involved in different research areas, all focused on different aspects of cancer research. Areas of research interest covered by this program will include Molecular Epidemiology; Outcomes Research and Health Policy Development; Cancer Care and Service Delivery; Cancer Genetics, Gene Regulation and Molecular Diagnostics; Drug Development and Experimental Therapeutics; Drug Metabolism and Disposition; Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis; Cellular Regulation and Signal Transduction in Cancer Cells.

Graduates of the Collaborative Program in Cancer Research can expect to find a wealth of employment opportunities in the area of cancer research, or related fields including basic or applied research or other employment in academic centres, industry or health research institutions, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, private industry and many other career paths.

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