Department of Mathematics
Center for Quantitative Biology
University of Utah
Strategies for modeling cancer range from describing “one renegade cell” to inclusion of ecology and evolution. Our approach emphasizes that cancer cells are still cells, and interact not only with each other but with the surrounding healthy tissue that they depend on. Their success requires corrupting the system of signaling that maintains tissue integrity in the face of uncertainty and disturbance. I conclude with analogies to Ecological Restoration and economics to inspire alternative approaches to cancer control.