Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE)

News

2020 Summer Fellowship

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network are offering *rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from...

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....

From Cacti to Coral, Cancer is a Part of Life

From Cacti to Coral, Cancer is a Part of Life

ACE researcher, Athena Aktipis, will give a public talk on the ubiquity of cancer among all multicellular life on March 27th, from 4-5pm at the Biodesign Institute Auditorium. Join us for the talk, and the reception that follows on the patio of Biodesign C, to...

Events

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, 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....