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Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

Research Papers

Cancer Garden creation described in ‘Leonardo’

A paper describing the background to the creation of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the cancer cactus garden at Arizona State University, has appeared in the arts/science journal, Leonardo.  Read about the unique collaboration between of the landscape architect, the...

Most Tumors in Snakes are Cancerous

This study, A Multi-Institutional Collaboration to Understand Neoplasia, Treatment and Survival of Snakes, is just published in the journal Animals (January 21 2022).  Although snakes seem to have more tumors than other species of reptiles studied, nothing much is...

Spatial Structure Governs the Mode of Tumour Evolution

Spatial Structure Governs the Mode of Tumour Evolution

Knowing how tumors evolve would be very useful to clinicians trying to predict the spread of cancer and the likely success of different therapies.  New mathematical models developed by Robert Noble and his colleagues should...

A theoretical analysis of tumour containment.

Cancer is often treated with high doses of chemotherapy, but is that the best path?  In a recent paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution, ACE member Rob Noble and co-author Yannick Viossat say No. They combine extensive mathematical analysis and numerical simulations to...

Identifying key questions in the ecology and evolution of cancer

Identifying key questions in the ecology and evolution of cancer

This Perspective research paper published in Evolutionary Applications in 2021 provides a roadmap for studying cancer through the lens of evolution and ecology and suggests 84 important questions that should be addressed in coming years.  Amongst the 30 plus experts...