CancerEvo is a research group led by David Basanta

We are mathematical modellers who work with biologists and clinicians

We try to understand

  • the ecology of tumors

  • the evolutionary dynamics of cancer progression

  • resistance to treatment

Based at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida

Another article on Richard Dawkins

An interview of Richard Dawkins in Salon. It is possible to read the full article if you click on the sponsor link.

Salon has a series of interviews about science and religion and this time they decided to interview Prof. Dawkins who, they claim, is second to the late Stephen Jay Gould in popularising evolutionary biology (I would claim that here in Europe Dawkins is probably better known).

Usual readers of this blog (hi mum!) know that I am a fan of Prof. Dawkins and share some (if not most) of his ideas about evolution and its lack of compatibility with established religions (the interview, and his new book - The god of delusion - deal mostly with the three big monotheistic religions although touches too any faith-based religion...which I guess means any). Reading this wont give you a new insight on cancer. Moreover, if you are a religious person, it is unlikely that you will be transformed into an unapologetic atheist, but it still makes an interesting read IMHO.

For the record, the book of Richard Dawkins is The god of delusion. For an alternative view from another famous scientist (Stephen Jay Gould, probably second to Dawkins popularising evolutionary biology) take a look at Rock of Ages. His view is that science and religion belong to different realms and should not be intermixed.The links are to wikipedia.

Turning on genes again

Tomlinson and Bodmer: Modelling the consequences of interactions between tumour cells