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The Future of Cancer

London Futurists event (online) hosted by David Wood. With Dr Kat Arney talking about her new book, Rebel Cell.


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.

That's the viewpoint explored by Dr Kat Arney in her captivating new book "Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the Science of Life". "Rebel Cell" provides an up-to-the-minute survey of the latest results and ideas in the quest to understand and tame this disease. It looks at cancer through the lens of evolution, exploring where it came from, where it's going, and how we might finally beat it.

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Book about cancer written by Dr Kat Arney.