Cancer research meets evolutionary biology

Abstract

There is increasing evidence that Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection provides insights into the etiology and treatment of cancer. On a microscopic scale, neoplastic cells meet the conditions for evolution by Darwinian selection: cell reproduction with heritable variability that affects cell survival and replication. This suggests that, like… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2008.00063.x

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@inproceedings{Pepper2009CancerRM, title={Cancer research meets evolutionary biology}, author={John W. Pepper and C Scott Findlay and Rees Kassen and Sabrina L. Spencer and Carlo C. Maley}, booktitle={Evolutionary applications}, year={2009} }