Is cancer a living organism beyond the rogue cells that comprise it? Research shows that the cells may cooperate to benefit the group as a whole. Listen up to learn:
Professor Robert Gatenby of Moffitt Cancer Center drops by to share his research into adaptive cancer therapies and new theories in oncology.
Individual cancer cells may benefit each other through their self-fulfilling fitness function. The cells share signals that help them interact and adapt to the environment around them in the body.
Some tumors may be differentiated by the structures they form within the body. These structures and differentiating components can be targeted with multiple medications throughout treatment stages rather than targeting them all at once, which can lead to more effective therapeutics.