Moores Cancer Center

Training Programs


The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center offers 17 training programs to a broad range of students who are interested in a career in combating cancer. There are 4 M.D. fellowships, 3 residency programs, 5 postdoctoral and Ph.D research fellowships, and 5 undergraduate research fellowships. Through these training programs, the Moores Cancer Center will produce:

  • Links from bench science to translational medicine and new technology and patient treatment
  • Skilled clinicians with knowledge of underserved population issues
  • Ph.D and postdoctoral trainees are key drivers of new IP and therefore eventual clinical trials
  • Undergraduate trainees form an underrepresented minority rich pipeline for graduate training programs and medical school


Diversity Rankings

  • 2nd in PhDs to Hispanics in Physical Sciences
  • 5th in PhDs to URMs in Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • 10th in PhDs to Hispanics
  • 10th in PhDs to Hispanics in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Education Rankings

  • 1st in USA for contribution to public good by Washington Monthly
  • 8th in quality for public universities by US News
  • Ranked 1st or 2nd by NRC in Biological Sciences, BioEngineering, and Biomedical Science
  • Top 10 for PhD programs by NRC

Cancer Center Resources

  • NCI funding to UCSD cancer center $50 million/yr
  • Cancer Center has 63,000 sqft of lab and 18,000 sqft of vivarium space
  • Cancer Center member funding = $197 million/yr
  • Additional Support: Ludwig Cancer, Howard Hughes, and Trans. Med. Institutes

UCSD Resources

  • 6th in federal funding for R&D ($1 billion/yr)
  • Faculty rank 1st in science productivity by JHU study
  • 60 NAS members, 7 Nobel prize winners

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