Center for Evolution and Cancer

The Center for Evolution and Cancer within the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first such entity in the world focusing on the fundamental evolutionary dynamics that drive carcinogenesis, therapeutic resistance, and cancer susceptibility. The CEC brings together researchers from across the world to accelerate progress in cancer research, with the goal of employing evolutionarily informed approaches to advance cancer research, cancer prevention, and patient management.

Upcoming Evolution and Cancer Conference

December 10 - 13, 2015
Mission Bay Conference Center, UCSF

Website and more information coming soon.


June 2015:
Special theme issue of The Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions: Cancer across life: Peto's paradox and the promise of comparative oncology
Compiled and edited by Joshua Schiffman, Carlo C. Maley, Leonard Nunney, Michael Hochberg and Matthew Breen.
June 2013:
View video highlights from the From Unicellularity to Multicellularity and Back Again: 2nd International Biannual Evolution and Cancer Conference
Feb 1, 2012:
Special issue of the journal Evolutionary Applications on Evolution and Cancer. >click here
The guest editors were Carlo Maley, Athena Aktipis, Michael Hochberg, Frederic Thomas and Ula Hibner. Articles were contributed by many of the CEC faculty. All papers are open access.