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Cancer: Survival of the Fittest Cells, a conversation with Dr. Thea Tlsty (Clip)
Date: March 16, 2009
Running Time: 1:03:00

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Cancer cells wreak havoc on the body by outcompeting normal cells for resources, multiplying more rapidly, and even finding new locations in the body to colonize. How do theories of evolution and natural selection help us to better understand and treat cancer? The Director of the Center for Translational Research in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer at the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. Thea Tlsty has been studying the molecular processes of cancer for over 20 years. Enjoy this dynamic speaker as she tells enlightens us about the ways researchers look at—and learn about—cancer.
The Exploratorium's Darwin Days, a series of presentations, debates, and discussions, invites you to explore the ways scientists continue to learn from and apply their knowledge of evolutionary biology to a broad range of pursuits.

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