Cancer and the Nature of Life Series:  Aging and disease – Must they go together?

 November 18th at 12.00pm AZ, 11am (PT, 2pm EST)

Speaker:  James DeGregori,  Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Dpt. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine

Abstract:  Why do we get old, and why do we mostly get cancers when we’re old? James DeGregori will discuss these questions, and describe how recent studies of somatic evolution in normal tissues, combined with both in silico and mouse modeling, have shed light on these questions. These questions and potential answers will be framed by life history theory, focusing on the selective pressures to maintain tissues and avoid diseases to maximize animal fitness.

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