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'Game Theory' Reveals Vulnerability of Metastatic Cancer Cells

Cancer’s no game, but researchers are borrowing ideas from evolutionary game theory to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy. Their experiments could identify the ideal time to disrupt the cells’ cooperation and make a tumor more vulnerable to anti-cancer drugs.

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Bright image showing cooperation between oxygen-poor cancer cells (red) and oxygen-rich ones (green).

Eye on Biomedical Discovery

Programming Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct | Science: Out of the Box

2014 Popular Science “Brilliant Ten” honoree Jordan Green talks about a goal of his research: making nanoparticles that could program cancer cells to self-destruct.


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