In a far ranging interview with UCSF reporter Jeffrey Norris, Carlo C.
Maley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery in the Thoracic
Oncology Program, discussed cancer evolution, drug
resistance, and the development of new treatment
strategies. "The problem of building a multi-cellular organism
is really the problem of suppressing cancer," said Dr. Maley,
an expert in both evolutionary biology and bioinformatics. "How do
you get cells to stop proliferating and to devote their resources
to the good of the larger organism?"