A program that focuses on the scientific study of carcinogens; the onset of malignancy in cells, tissues, blood, and organs; the genetics of cancer; the anatomy and physiology of cancer cells; and the study of cancer behaviors and treatments. Includes instruction in gene expression; oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; viral genes and cancer proliferation; regulation of signal transduction; cancer proteins; hormonal and growth factors in cancer cells; tumor promotion, progression, and metastasis; carcinogen receptors and metabolism; carcinogen ecology; immunological targeting; and studies of genetic, chemical, radiologic and other treatment therapies.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|3||University of the District of Columbia||5||1%||$6,338|
|4||University of Utah||3||0%||$21,920|
|5||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||2||0%||N/A|
|6||University of Wisconsin-Madison||2||0%||$23,931|
|8||Wake Forest University||1||0%||$60,242|
|9||University of Chicago||1||0%||$64,988|
|10||University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||1||1%||N/A|
|11||Wayne State University||1||0%||$23,586|
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