Based at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, Cancer Ecology is a small research group led by David Basanta. We are mathematical modellers who work with biologists and clinicians, trying to understand the ecology of tumors and the evolutionary dynamics of cancer progression and resistance to treatment.

The story of a paper

Together with my good friend and collaborator +Jacob Scott and our new collaborator +Artem Kaznatcheev , we have recently wrote (what I hope you will find) an interesting paper where we explored one of older games (emergence of motility in tumours mostly made of rapidly proliferating cells) and studied what happened when cells grow and reach an edge or a boundary. Normally I would try to recapitulate how did we do our work and what the results are but this time I do not need to bother since my collaborators are so much faster and better than me at this.

For a story of how this work started and how we did this work take a look at +Jacob Scott's latest post.

The work itself has been described in detail by +Artem Kaznatcheev on his own blog in the following post.

Pint of Science

Writing grants