Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE)

News

ACE Holds First Bootcamp

ACE Holds First Bootcamp

  We've just held our first week-long boot camp to demonstrate the research methods used by ACE. 16 attendees (mostly post-grads and post-docs) came to Arizona State University from across Europe and the US.   Mornings were spent in tutorials by members of ACE...

Student Work on ACE and Cancer Research

Student Work on ACE and Cancer Research

This past semester, students from Paul and Pauline Davies' Science and Health Communcations (HON 494) class have written articles on cancer research.  These reports include work done by ACE as well as Carl Fink, a professor at the University of Minnesota who's using...

ACE Students Go on Lab Exchange

ACE Students Go on Lab Exchange

Our intern at UCSB, Kenna Sherman, who has been working with Amy Boddy, visited ACE in Josh Shiffman's lab along with new PhD student Zachary Compton at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah. They went to learn how to perform DNA damage response essays....

Events

Cancer and Embryo Development Workshop, 17-18 January 2020, Tempe

Cancer and Embryo Development Workshop, 17-18 January 2020, Tempe

It has been known for some decades that there is a deep link between tumorigenesis and embryo development. Many of the hallmarks of cancer are also hallmarks of early-stage development: angiogenesis, hypoxia, cell motility, tissue invasion, stemness. It has even been...

Public Lecture: From Fish to FOMO

ACE, The Center for Evolution and Medicine, and the Biodesign Institute are delighted to host Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz for a public lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5 - 6:00 pm. The talk, titled From Fish to FOMO: How Social Media and the Ancient “Biology...

KJZZ Interview with Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley – Cactus Garden and Cancer Adaptive Therapy

KJZZ Interview with Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley – Cactus Garden and Cancer Adaptive Therapy

KJZZ’s Mark Brodie talks to Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley in the cancer cactus garden at ASU. They discuss how strangely-formed, crested cacti (fasciated) not only look amazing but are reminiscent of cancer, reminding us that that the disease is present in all multi-cellular life. Aktipis and Maley’s research is pointing the way to clinical trials of ‘adaptive therapy’ for metastatic cancer, whereby ‘nicer’ cancer cells are deliberately kept alive to keep the ‘nasties’ in check – a potentially more effective treatment than aggressive chemotherapy.

Tracing the deep Evolutionary Roots of Cancer workshop

Tracing the deep Evolutionary Roots of Cancer workshop

Mon-Wed, April 23-25, 2018 Scottsdale. Cancer represents a breakdown in the regulatory mechanisms that mediate the relationship between individual cells and the organism as a whole, a relationship that dates back to the dawn of multicellularity over a billion years...