Boredomresearch and ASU Biodesign are coming up with innovative ways to interact with cancer
Crested cactuses inspire researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute to look for new ways to control, not eradicate, the disease
Carlo Maley appears on PBS program Horizon to discuss ACE and new ways of understanding cancer.
The first two of our undergraduate interns started working with our project this fall and we are delighted to welcome them! They are based at UCSB, working primarily with Amy Boddy and mentored by Valerie Harris. We’ll be letting you know how they and the other students interns are getting on as the semester progresses.
Veterinary team from Taronga Zoo in Sydney with Valerie Harris and Pauline Davies
boredomresearch (aka Vicky Isley and Paul Smith) have been commissioned to create a new artwork, a digital visualization of cancer. This new work is scheduled to be shown at the CDC Gallery in Washington D.C., and major teaching hospitals around the...
Audio broadcast with Dany Spencer Adams describing how electrical fields offer new ways to study cancer.
In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow and divide uncontrollably...View The Atlantic...
In a public lecture entitled Why Cancer Is Everywhere, at Harvard Museum of Natural History last week, Athena Aktipis described her ACE research into the behavior of ‘cheating’ cells. These are cells that refuse to obey signals to conform to the agenda of the whole organism but instead forge their own agenda following evolutionary imperatives to proliferate and colonize new environments – the end result being cancer. Read a review of Athena’s talk by Harvard Correspondent, Brett Milano, here.
Edited by Carlo C. Maley and Mel Greaves, published in 2016. This is the ideal book for anyone contemplating starting a career in, or shifting their career to, studying the dynamics that drive cancer progression and its response to therapy.
Pierre Martinez, Diego Mallo, Thomas G. Paulson, Xiaohong Li, Carissa A. Sanchez, Brian J. Reid, Trevor A. Graham, Mary K. Kuhner & Carlo C. Maley
Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 794 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02621-x
The Cancer Systems Biology Consortium consists of specialized U01 Research Projects, U54 CSBC Research Centers, and a U24 Coordinating Center. Ongoing funding announcements for the CSBC components can be found on the CSBC...
View Public Lecture by Susan Rosenberg PhD – Why Cancers (and Infections) Beat Us and How to Turn the Tables, Apr. 25th
Outwitting cancer’s ability to evolve drug resistance requires a deep grasp of the mechanisms of evolution. A recent discovery that cells can control their own mutations looks set to transform cancer therapy.
Mon.-Wed. April 23-25 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 ago....
Evolutionary biologists and students from around the world gathered in Cambridge, UK for an intensive weeklong workshop in June 2018.
Dogs, Tasmanian devils, clams and mussels – what have they all got in common? They can all get transmissible cancer. Three experts discuss their remarkable findings with Pauline Davies at the latest International Society for Evolution, Ecology and Cancer, held at Arizona State University. The interview was broadcast on ABC radio in February 2018. Listen and read transcript.
We are building a cactus garden at Arizona State University with rare specimens of mutated plants. The garden demonstrates the variety and beauty of form that cell evolution can lead to. The garden is named after a quote from Charles Darwin’s 1859 book ‘On the Origin of Species’.