Ep. 38 - The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer


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What if everything we think we know about cancer is wrong? Listen as Dr. Athena Aktipis, author and Arizona State University professor talks about her new book The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer. Rather than trying to eradicate all cancer, she describes how changing our approach could help us learn to control and live with cancer instead.

Get a 20% discount and free shipping when you buy the book through the Princeton University Press website! Use the code AKT20-FG at checkout. (Note: The coupon code is ONLY valid on the Princeton site.) Check out Athena's podcast Zombified and get some fresh brains!


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Thanks to Graham Tully for sound production.

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