Research on innovative approach to understanding cancer published in Nature Ecology & Evolution
Posted: 20th February 2019
Cancer is a complex adaptive system and the interaction of various cancer cell types can be described as an evolutionary game. Such games and their transformations through treatment have been largely taken as a theoretical postulate. Now, the Department of Computer Science’s Artem Kaznatcheev and his colleagues have developed a method for directly measuring these games, and show how the games are transformed by treatment and the presence of non-cancerous cells.
This gives hope for therapies that don't treat just the player (i.e. directly targeting cancer cells) but treat the game (i.e. targeting the interactions between cells).
Read the research paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0768-z