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Contagious Cancers

Contagious Cancers

Athena Aktipis gives a fascinating overview of transmissible cancers that affect dogs,Tasmanian Devils, clams and muscles in a recent edition of  Slate Magazine.  

Postdoctoral Research position at ACE

Arizona State University: Office of the Executive Vice President Knowledge Enterprise: Biodesign Institute: Biodesign BSS Location:  Tempe, AZ Open Date:  Mar 19, 2021 Deadline:  Apr 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Job Description The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center...

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.