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Evolutionary Perspectives on Molecular Medicine: Cancer from an Evolutionary Perspective

Plutynski, A (2017) Evolutionary Perspectives on Molecular Medicine: Cancer from an Evolutionary Perspective. Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Research and Practice. pp. 122-145.

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Abstract

There is an active research program currently underway, which treats cancer progression as an evolutionary process. This contribution investigates the ways that cancer progression is like and unlike evolution in other contexts. The aim is to take a multi-level perspective on cancer, investigating the levels at which selection may be acting, the unit or target of selection, the relative roles of selection and drift, and the idea that cancer progression may be a by-product of selection at other levels of organization.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Plutynski, Aaplutyns@wustl.edu
Keywords: evolution, cancer, natural selection, molecular biology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: A Plutynski
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 00:20
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 00:20
Item ID: 15330
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Research and Practice
Publisher: Routledge
Official URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/978131737835...
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2017
Page Range: pp. 122-145
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15330

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