Game Theory and Cancer

Do these things have anything in common? If you think no, then think again because the genius lies in connecting unconnected concepts in a meaningful manner. Robert Axelrod, a political scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, US, has applied the Game Theory to cancer phenomena and found that the tumor cells get more benefits (in terms of their growth) if they cooperate. If this is proved true, it could have major implications in terms of potential cancer therapies.

I feel it is quite a genius to see connections between two seemingly distinct fields. There are so many fields in which we have narrowed down our thinking thus excluding potential solutions. Is anyone there to see the connections?

Anyhow, here is the original news on the cancer and game theory.