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.

Studying metastasis with mathematics


My friend and colleague and all round biomedical scientist Jacob Scott (@CancerConnector) came to work last week and proudly showed us a copy of a book called Experimental metastasis: Modeling and analysis where Jacob led the writing of a chapter on mathematical modelling of metastases.

If you have the money click the link and, by any (monetary) means, get the book and read his chapter. But if you do not, be aware that Jake (as well as the rest of the coauthors of this chapter including Jake's DPhil supervisors Sandy Anderson (@ara_anderson) and Philip Maini as well as  Philip Gerlee (@pgerlee), Alex Fletcher (@alexgfletcher) and yours truly (@dbasanta)) is happy to make his publicly financed research available to the public so here is the ArXiv link for your enjoyment.

The reality of self correcting science

Debating (?) creationism. Science guy vs Ken Ham