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Big Bang Model of Tumor Evolution
Nature Genetics volume 47, pages 209–216 (2015)
The Curtis lab’s proposal of a Big Bang model of tumor evolution was included as a major discovery over the past two decades. See the full list of Nature Milestone in Cancer: https://www.nature.com/immersive/d42859-020-00083-8/index.html
Translating Basic Cancer Discoveries to the Clinic
CANCER CELL. Mardis, E. R., Dawson, M. A., Curtis, C., Xu, R., Long, G. V., Scolyer, R. A., Bakhoum, S. F., Nam, D., Garnett, M., Huang, A.2020; 37 (6): 735–37 PMID: 32516583
Christina Curtis and other thought leaders share their perspectives on translating basic science discoveries to the clinic.
Technologies to Watch in 2020
Nature 2020; 577 (7791): 586
Christina Curtis on Computing Cancer. Thought leaders predict the tech developments that could have a big impact in the coming year.
Q&A with Christina Curtis on Computational and Systems Biology
Cancer Discovery 2020; 10 (2), 169
Computational and systems biology is a fast-moving field of cancer research in which scientists use novel technologies and modeling approaches to quantify biological aspects of tumors, generating data that might point to methods of improving cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Curtis discussed her research with Cancer Discovery's Catherine Caruso.
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Highlights
Although the disease breast cancer has one general name, the tumors that define it often contain different genetic mutations.
Some Colorectal Cancers Are "Born To Be Bad," Have Already Spread Long Before Diagnosis [Forbes]
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer May Spread Early in the Disease, Study Finds [National Cancer Institute]
Born Bad': Some Cells Spread Even Before Cancer Is Diagnosed [Medscape News]
“Born to be bad” — some cancers spread before detection [Stanford Scopeblog]
Christina receives 2018 NIH Director's Pioneer Award
Dr. Curtis was awarded the 2018 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and which supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative approaches to major challenges in the biomedical or behavioral sciences towards the goal of enhancing human health. See Stanford's Press release.
Curtis Lab receives grant
Drs. Curtis Kuo and Ji lead a NCI funded Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) Center Grant.
Curtis Lab receives grant
Curtis lab awarded Translational Research Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
‘Big Bang’ model of colon cancer identifies role time plays in tumor-growth dynamics
A new model describing how colon tumors grow emphasizes the importance of time and the early origin of differences within and among tumors.