Athena Aktipis on The Cheating Cell

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 22 September 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Athena Aktipis about her book The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer. Explains that cancer emerged when unicellular lifeforms became multicellular organisms, with some cells cheating, rather than cooperating, to replicate out of control. Argues that understanding cancer’s evolutionary origins opens the way for researchers to come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments for cancer.