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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:

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.


Scientists Spot Clues to Predicting Breast Cancer's Return [Consumer Health Daily]

New Study Says Breast Cancer Is 11 Different Diseases, Allowing Researchers To Predict Relapse [Forbes]

Breast cancer recurrence, location predicted by molecular data [Stanford Scopeblog]


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.


Curtis lab receives grant

Curtis lab receives a grant from the Wunderglo Foundation to support their research on metastatic colorectal cancer.