1) Thomas, F. & Raymond, M. Médecine Evolutionniste. Une approche darwinienne de la Santé. Collection idée reçues, le cavalier Bleu.

2) Russell T., Madsen, T., Thomas, F., Raven, N., Hamede, R., Ujvari, B. 2018. Oncogenesis as a Selective Force: Adaptive Evolution in the Face of a Transmissible Cancer. BioEssays. Mar;40(3). doi: 10.1002/bies.201700146. Epub 2018 Feb 15

3) Thomas, F., Kareva, I., Raven, N., Hamede, R., Pujol, P., Roche, B. , Ujvari, B. 2018. Evolved dependence to cancer. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Apr;33(4):269-276. DOI : https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007912.

4) Thomas, F., Vavre, F., Tissot, T., Vittecoq, M., Giraudeau, M., Bernex, F., Misse, D., Renaud, F. Raven, N., Beckmann, C., Hamede, R., Biro, P., Ujvari, B. 2018. Cancer is not (only) a senescence problem. Trends in Cancer. Mar;4(3):169-172. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2018.01.002. PMID: 29506667

5) Vittecoq, M., Giraudeau, M. Sepp, T., Marcogliese, D., Klaassen, M., Ujvari, B. and Thomas, F. 2018. Turning natural adaptations to oncogenic factors into an ally in the war against cancer. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.12608

6) Biro, P., Garland, T.., Beckmann, C., Ujvari, B., Thomas, F., Post, J. 2018. Metabolic scope as a proximate constraint on individual behavioural variation: effects on ‘personality’, plasticity and predictability. American Naturalist. May 2018.

7) Roche, B., Ujvari, B., Thomas, F. 2018. Fourth international biannual Evolution and Cancer conference (Resistance, resilience and robustness: can we target cancer’s evolutionary and ecological nature?) Meeting report. Tempe, AZ, USA. December 7th -10th 2017. Evolutionary Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12616

8) Russell, T., Lisovski, S., Olsson, M., Brown, G., Spindler, R., Lane, A., Keeley, T., Hibbard, C., Hogg, C., Thomas, F., Belov, K., Ujvari, B., Madsen, T. 2018. MHC diversity and female age underpin reproductive success in an Australian icon; the Tasmanian Devil. Scientific Reports (18). 8: 4175

9) Dawson, E. H., Bailly, T.P.M, Dos Santos, J., Moreno, C., Devilliers, M., Maroni, B., Sueur, C., Casali, A.,Ujvari, B., Thomas, F.*, Montagne, J.*, Mery, F*. 2018. An interaction between cancer progression and social environment in Drosophila. Nature communications. * EQUAL CONTRIBUTION, Monday, September 3. DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-05737-w

10) Ujvari, B., Klaassen, M., Raven, N., Russell, T., Vittecoq, M., Hamede, R., Thomas, F., Madsen, T. Genetic diversity, inbreeding and cancer. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. Mar 28;285(1875). pii: 20172589. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2589. Review. PMID: 29563261

11) Giraudeau M., Tuul, S., Ujvari, B., Ewald, P.W., Thomas F. Human activities might influence oncogenic processes in wild animal populations. Nature Ecology and Evolution. May 2018. DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0558-7

12) Jacqueline, C., Bonnefoy N., Charrière, G.M., Thomas, F., Roche B. Personal history of infections and immunotherapy: unexpected links and possible therapeutic opportunities. OncoImmunology. Mars 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/2162402X.2018.1466019

13) Jacqueline, C., Abbate, J.L., Sorci, G., Guégan J.F.,  Thomas, F., Roche B. 2018. The macroecology of cancer incidences in humans is associated with large-scale assemblages of endemic infections. Infections genetics and Evolution. Mar 23;61:189-196. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.03.016.

14) Thomas, F., Donnadieu, E., Charriere, G., Jacqueline, C., Tasiemski, A., Pujol, P., Renaud, F., Roche, B., Hamede, R., Brown, J., Gatenby, R. and Ujvari, B. Oct 2018. Is Adaptive therapy natural? PLoS Biology. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2007066

15) Gidoin, C., Ujvari; B., Thomas, F. Roche, B. Dec 2018. How is the evolution of tumour resistance at organ-scale impacted by the importance of the organ for fitness ? BMC Evolutionary Biology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1298-7

16) Ujvari, B. and Thomas, F. 2018. Chapter 12 Ecology of Cancer. In: Cancer and Society: A Multidisciplinary Assessment and Strategies for Action. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05855-5_12

17) Thomas, F and Roche B., 2018, Le cancer selon Darwin. Pour la Science https://www.pourlascience.fr/sd/medecine/le-cancer-selon-darwin-13169.php


1) Thomas, F., Jacqueline, C. , Tissot, T., Henard, M., Blanchet, S., Loot, G., Dawson, E., Mery, F., Renaud, F., Montagne, J., Beckmann, C., Biro, P.A., Hamede, R. and Ujvari B. 2017. Malignant cells, an underappreciated component of animal evolutionary ecology. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1: 1592-1595. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0343-z

2) Jacqueline C., Brazier L., Faugère D., Renaud F., Thomas F. and Roche B. 2017 Can intestinal microbiota be associated with non-intestinalcancers? Scientific Reports Scientific Reports 7(1) DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-11644-9.

3) Tissot, T., Thomas, F. and Roche, B. Non-cell-autonomous effects yield lower clonal diversity inexpanding tumors. 2017. Scientific Reports. (7):11157 DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-11562-w.

4) Thomas, F., Ujvari, B. Renaud, F. and Vincent, M. 2017. Cancer adaptations: atavism, denovo selection and something in between ? Bioessays Aug;39(8). doi: 10.1002/bies.201700039.

5) Jacqueline, C., Tasiemski, A., Sorci, G., Ujvari, B., Maachi, F, Missé, D., Renaud, F., Ewald, P., Thomas, F. and Roche, B. 2017. Infections and cancer: the “fifty shades of immunity” hypothesis. BMC cancer 17(1): 257. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-017-3234-4

6) Thomas, F., Ujvari, B. and Roche, B. 2017. Cancer etiology: the evolutionary ecology of organs may help to understand the frequency distribution of E and R mutations. Science Mag. March 27, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1330/tab-e-letters

7) Ujvari, B., Roche, B. and Thomas, F. 2017. Ecology and Evolution of Cancer. Elsevier.

8) Thomas, F., Ujvari, B., Gidoin, C., Tasiemski, Ewald, P.W. and Roche, B. 2017. Toward an ultimate explanation of intratumor heterogeneity. In “Ecology and Evolution of Cancer”, edited by Ujvari, B., Roche, B. and Thomas, F. Elsevier. Pp. 219-222.

9) Madsen, T., Arnal, A., Vittecoq, M., Bernex, F., Abadie, J., Labrut, S., Garcia, D., Faugere, D., Lemberger, K., Beckman, C., Roche, B., Thomas, F. and Ujvari, B. 2017. Cancer prevalence and etiology in wild and captive animals. In “Ecology and Evolution of Cancer”, edited by Ujvari, B., Roche, B. and Thomas, F. Elsevier. pp. 10-43.

10) Roche, B., Moller, A.P., de Gregori, J. and Thomas, F. 2017. Cancer in animals: reciprocal feedbacks between evolution of cancer resistance and ecosystem functioning. In “Ecology and Evolution of Cancer”, edited by Ujvari, B., Roche, B. and Thomas, F. Elsevier. 180-188.

11) Arnal, A., Jacqueline, C., Ujavri, B., Leger, L., Moreno, C., Faugère, D., Tasiemski, A., Boidin-Wichlacz, C., Misse, D., Renaud, F., Montagne, J., Casali, A., Roche, B., Mery, F. and Thomas, F. 2017. Cancer brings forward oviposition in the fly Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution 7(1): 272–276. doi:  10.1002/ece3.2571

12) Jacqueline, C., Biro, P., Beckmann, C., Moller, A.P., Renaud, F., Sorci, G. Tasiemski, A., Ujvari, B. and Thomas, F. 2017. Cancer: a disease at the crossroads of trade-offs. Invited Review. Evolutionary Applications 10(3): 215–225. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5322410/


1) Thomas, F., Nesse, R., Gatenby, R., Gidouin, C., Renaud, F., Roche, B. & Ujvari, B. Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: a Missing Link in Cancer Development? Trends in Cancer 2: 409-414.Thomas, F., Nesse, R., Gatenby, R., Gidouin, C., Renaud, F., Roche, B. & Ujvari, B. Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: a Missing Link in Cancer Development? Trends in Cancer 2: 409-414.

2) Thomas, F, Roche, B. and Ujvari B. 2016. Intrinsic versus extrinsic cancer risks: the debate continues. Trends in Cancer, 2: 68-69.

3) Jacqueline, C., Bourfia, Y., Hbid, H., Sorci, G., Thomas, F. and Roche, B. Interactions between immune challenges and cancer cells proliferation: timing does matter! Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Advance Access published August 17, 2016.

4) Jacqueline, C., Biro, P., Beckmann, C., Moller, A.P., Renaud, F., Sorci, G. Tasiemski, A., Ujvari, B. and Thomas, F. Cancer: a disease at the crossroads of trade-offs. Invited Review. Evolutionary Applications.

5) Tissot, T., Arnal, A., Jacqueline, C., Poulin, R., Lefevre, T., Mery, F., Renaud, F., Roche, B., Massol, F., Salzet, M., Ewald, P., Tasiemski, A., Ujvari, B. and Thomas, F. 2016. Host manipulation by cancer cells: expectations, facts and therapeutic implications. BioEssays,  38: 276-285.

6) Roche, B., Thomas, F. 2016 Third international biannual Evolution and Cancer Conference (evolutionary trade-offs and clinical consequences) meeting report. San Francisco, CA, USA. 10-13 December 2015. Evolutionary Applications 9: 423-426.

7) Tissot, T.,  Ujvari, B.,  Solary, E.,  Lassus, E., Roche B. and Thomas, F. 2016. Do cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous effects drive the structure of tumor ecosystems? Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Cancer. 1865: 147-154.

8) Ujvari, B., Beckmann, C., Biro, P.A., Arnal, A., Tasiemski, A., Massol, F., Salzet, M., Mery, F., Boidin-Wichlasz, C., Missé, D., Renaud, F., Vittecoq, M., Tissot, T., Roche, B., Poulin, R. and Thomas, F. 2016. Cancer and life-history traits: lessons from host-parasite interactions. Parasitology, 143: 533-541.

9) Ujvari, B., Gatenby, R. and Thomas F. 2016. The evolutionary ecology of transmissible cancers. Infection Genetics and Evolution 39: 293-303.

10) Ujvari, B., Gatenby, G.A. and Thomas, F. 2016.Transmissible cancers, are they more common than thought? Evolutionary Applications 9: 633–634.


1) Arnal, A., Tissot, T., Ujvari, B., Nunney, L., Solary, E., Laplane, L., Bonhomme, F., Vittecoq, M., Tasiemski, A., Renaud, F., Pujol, P. Roche, B. & Thomas , F.  2015. The guardians of inherited oncogenic vulnerabilities. Evolution. 70-1: 1–6.

2) Arnal, A., Ujvari, B., Crespi, B., Gatenby, R.A., Tissot, T., Vittecoq, M., Ewald, P., Casali, A., Ducasse, H., Jacqueline, C., Missé, D., Renaud, F., Roche, B. & Thomas, F. 2015. Evolutionary perspective of cancer: myth, metaphors and reality. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 541–544.

3) Ducasse, H., Ujvari, B., Solary, E., Vittecoq, M., Arnal, A., Bernex, F., Pirot, N., Missé, D., Bonhomme, F., Renaud, F., Thomas, F. and Benjamin Roche. 2015. Can Peto’s paradox be used as the null hypothesis to identify the role of evolution in 4 natural resistance to cancer? A critical review. BMC Cancer. 15:792 DOI: 10.1186/s12885-015-1782-z.

4) Ducasse, H.*, Arnal, A.*, Vittecoq, M., Daoust, S., Ujvari, B., Jacqueline, C., Ewald, P., Gatenby, R.A., King, K., Bonhomme, F., Brodeur, J., Renaud, F., Solary, E., Roche, B. & Thomas, F. 2014. Cancer: an emergent property of disturbed resource rich environments? Ecology meets personalized medicine. Evolutionary Applications, Accepted.

5) Roche, B., Ujvari, B. & Thomas, F. 2015. Bad luck and cancer: Does evolution spin the wheel of fortune? BioEssays 37: 1-2.

6) Vittecoq, M., Ducasse, H., Arnal, A., Moller, A.P., Ujvari, B., Missé, D., Bernex, F., Pirot, N., Lemberger, K., Abadie, J., Labrut, S., Bonhomme, F., Renaud, F., Roche, B. & Thomas, F. 2015. Animal Behaviour and Cancer. Animal Behaviour. 101 19-26. Télécharger le pdf.