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Full and Associate members of the  Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) serve as mentors and instructors for the Cancer Biology Program. See a full list here.  Full and Associate members of the HCCC are members of  Cancer Biology (CBIO) and can participate in the Program and may direct the Ph.D. dissertation research of CBIO graduate students. Students have potential access to a wide range of expertise and disciplines.  Members are from the Colleges of Medicine, Liberal Arts, Public Health, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

Our current students have the following mentors:

The HCCC has 190+ full and associate faculty members from throughout the University of Iowa who are engaged in basic and translational cancer research. In addition to clinical work, many faculty members are engaged in research, with extramural funding of more than $47 million from 227 projects in 2016. Through its four thematic research programs, it promotes interactive, high-quality cancer research, high-quality health care related to the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, and educates cancer professionals and Iowa citizens about cancer. These four programs are Cancer Genes and Pathways; Experimental Therapeutics; Free Radical Metabolism and Imaging; and Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science.

The primary departmental affiliations of the Cancer Biology (HCCC) faculty include: 

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Anesthesia
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Statistics
  • Surgery
  • Urology