Problem & Solution

What seems to be the problem?

  • 50 years of “War on Cancer”, treatment strategies need to improve
  • Novel approaches are needed
  • Cancer affects every multicellular organism on the planet
  • Evolutionary approaches can be used for cancer treatment

How do we plan on solving it?

Aim: To develop a holistic approach to understand cancer from experimental through empirical research.

Objective: Assemble a panel of specialists using different approaches to understand the ecology and evolution of cancer.

Model systems

Cancer ecology and evolution under controlled laboratory conditions

Cancer ecology and evolution in the wild

Ultimate outcomes

  • Provide a comprehensive analysis of host-cancer evolutionary interactions
  • Broader implications for:
    1. Cancer research and treatment
    2. Conservation management of endangered species
    3. Preservation of organism with high economic values