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Many of us think of cancer as a contemporary killer, a disease of our own making caused by our modern lifestyles. But that’s not true. Although it might be rare in many species, cancer is the enemy lurking within almost every living creature. Cancer has always been with us. It killed our hominid ancestors, the mammals they evolved from and the dinosaurs that trampled the ground before that. Why? Because cancer is a bug in the system of life. We get cancer because we can’t not get it. Geneticist and science writer Dr Kat Arney takes us to the dawn of life on planet earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding its evolutionary journey we might one day overcome it.
Kat tells stories about science. She is an award-winning science writer, author, presenter, broadcaster, podcaster and public speaker based near London.
She is founder and director of First Create The Media, a communications and media consultancy for people who do science, offering consultancy, copywriting, media production, training and one-to-one coaching.
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