7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 4 August
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We can't avoid cancer because the very genes that drive it are essential for life itself. The revolution has raged, on and off, for millions of years
Many of us think of cancer as a contemporary killer, but that’s not true. Cancer has always been with us.
Join Kat Arney as she explores 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 it we might one day overcome it.
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Kat Arney is an award-winning science writer, broadcaster and public speaker. She is the author of 'How to Code a Human' and the critically acclaimed 'Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding how our genes work'.
Kat holds a degree in natural sciences and a PhD in developmental genetics from Cambridge University, and has spent more than 15 years working in science journalism and communication. She was a key part of the science communications team at Cancer Research UK for more than a decade, co-founding the charity's award-winning Science Blog, and acting as a principal national and international media spokesperson.
Kat also presents the popular Genetics Unzipped podcast for The Genetics Society, has fronted several BBC Radio 4 science documentaries including the recent series Ingenious, looking at the stories behind our genes.
Her latest book 'Rebel Cell' is available now on Amazon and in all good book stores.
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