What If It Can't Be Stopped?

A study suggests that cancer might be a fact of metazoan life.

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See my articles on this

See my articles on this topic:

Bioessays. 2012 Jan;34(1):72-82.


Adv Cancer Res. 2011;112:283-350

as well as

Evolution. 2010 Apr 1;64(4):1173-83.

and a shared article:

Bioessays. 2014 Sep;36(9):827-35


On a somewhat related note,

On a somewhat related note, one view of cancer progression is as an evolving ecosystem. Ken Pienta here at Johns Hopkins is a noted champion of this perspective, e.g.,

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043526 "Ecological therapy for cancer: defining tumors using an ecosystem paradigm suggests new opportunities for novel cancer treatments."


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25097747 "Critical transitions in a game theoretic model of tumour metabolism."