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Ecological and evolutionary consequences of anticancer adaptations


Boutry, J and Dujon, AM and Gerard, AL and Tissot, S and Macdonald, N and Schultz, A and Biro, PA and Beckmann, C and Hamede, K and Hamilton, DG and Giraudeau, M and Ujvari, B and Thomas, F, Ecological and evolutionary consequences of anticancer adaptations, iScience, 23, (11) Article 101716. ISSN 2589-0042 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.isci.2020.101716


Cellular cheating leading to cancers exists in all branches of multicellular life, favoring the evolution of adaptations to avoid or suppress malignant progression, and/or to alleviate its fitness consequences. Ecologists have until recently largely neglected the importance of cancer cells for animal ecology, presumably because they did not consider either the potential ecological or evolutionary consequences of anticancer adaptations. Here, we review the diverse ways in which the evolution of anticancer adaptations has significantly constrained several aspects of the evolutionary ecology of multicellular organisms at the cell, individual, population, species, and ecosystem levels and suggest some avenues for future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cancer, anticancer adaptations, evolution, ecology
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Environmental epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hamede, K (Dr Rodrigo Hamede Ross)
UTAS Author:Hamilton, DG (Mr David Hamilton)
UTAS Author:Ujvari, B (Dr Beata Ujvari)
ID Code:150230
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Office of the School of Natural Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-03
Last Modified:2022-09-08

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