Show: October 28, 2012:
- Do heart attack victims experience symptoms of PTSD?
- How can exercise expedite stroke recovery?
- What prompted new recommendations for pap smears?
- How do Darwinian principles explain the resilience of cancer cells?
- What does the CDC have to say about the impending zombie uprising?
- How do long years on the job affect a police officer’s physical and mental health?
- How can you and your doctor make the right choices together?
- View all topics for the week
How do Darwinian principles explain the resilience of cancer cells?
Interview: Kathy Miller, M.D.
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., recently published a paper that concluded that cancer cells become resistant to targeted chemotherapies because they can quickly evolve to fit their environments through the Darwinian principle of natural selection. Kathy Miller, M.D., a professor at the IU Simon Cancer Center, talks with Host Barbara Lewis about how this idea dictates everyday practice and treatment, including finding effective treatments for specialized cancer cells with a selective advantage. Miller speculates on the possibility of cancer specialists anticipating the evolution of cancer cells to make treatments more effective in the future.