The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: ADVANCE TICKETS*
General Admission: $17
Student / Ages 65+: $10
VIP** (guaranteed seating): $25
Supporter**: $39


AT DOOR
General Admission: $20
Student / Ages 65+: $13

All tickets: Ages 21+ or minor with adult

Food and Drink: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don’t necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The new book The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer’s evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future—and that we cannot win a war against evolution—treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane.

At this Science on Tap, Arizona State University professor and author Dr. Athena Aktipis will explore an array of existing examples of evolution and multicellular cooperation – from cancerous crested cacti to Tasmanian Devils with transmissible zombie cancer – that both signal the future of cancer and provide a blueprint for how we can coexist with it.

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We at Science on Tap are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please write to us at info@ScienceOnTapORWA.org and we’re happy to provide reduced-price tickets to those who request them. Please click here for more information on our ticket prices.

*A note on advance ticket sales: There is an additional fee for purchase, but this ticket guarantees a seat at the event start time of 7:00pm. In the event of a sold-out show, tickets not redeemed by 7:10pm may be released. Advance ticket sales end at 12:00am the night before the show.

**A note on ticket levels: VIP tickets guarantee front center seating that stays available through entire show — meaning you can arrive late and your seat will be waiting for you. Supporter tickets get VIP benefits (guaranteed seating) plus a voluntary upcharge to help support ASL interpretation services and other event production expenses.

 


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