"It gives us information on how new body forms can develop over time," said Luc in an interview with Washington Post on Thursday.
Luke said he found himself in the mountains of Peska, Bojaka, in Colombia in 2005.
Luke, who was then an undergraduate geology student, said he was catching fossils when he discovered a sample of crab samples – shrimp, lobsters and crabs with large, bulbous eyes.
Luke and his research team, studying well-preserved fossils found in Colombia and the United States, published their findings in the journal Progress in science in Wednesday.
The research provides insight into a creature that is so strange that it is called a "platypus of the world of cancer".
So, what do we know about this wide-eyed cool?
Cancer lived during the middle of a cretaceous period – when the dinosaurs ruled the earth, the terrestrial masses were on the move and the oceans were formed. And based on where the fossils were found, he lived in what is now Columbia, North Africa, and the United States, more precisely, Wyoming.
His name, Callichimaera perplexa, means "confusing beautiful chimera", an era of a Greek mythical creature that has body parts of different animals. It makes sense. Luke says the researchers believe that the cancer had a "mosaic of body parts," including unprotected complex eyes, a spindle-shaped body, and parts of the mouth similar to the legs that suggest retaining personal characteristics in adulthood.
The body of the cancer had a diameter of about 2.5 centimeters.
Her eyes were so big that, if she were a man, it would have an eyeballs as big as football balls.
Her legs were built for swimming rather than crawling.
Her key claws made that powerful little hunter.
And if the cancer lived another 95 million years or so, he would probably have done it in Hollywood.
Luke, the lead author of the study, told Live Science that "I call my wonderful nightmare because it was so beautiful and frustrating" for researchers to understand.
Heather Brecken-Grisom, an evolutionary biologist at an internal university in Florida, specializing in dandelions, says that today there are more than 7,000 types of cancers.
This "bizarre discovery" will allow scientists to re-evaluate what they know about them, she said.
"This new transitional fossile makes us think about how cancer has evolved over time, because it introduces this unique form of body that we are not aware of before," she said.
She said she had discovered an "early lineage in cancer of life".