Dr Kat Arney holds a first class degree in natural sciences and a PhD in developmental genetics from Cambridge University. She was a key part of the science-communications team at Cancer Research UK from 2004-2016, writing for the charity's award-winning blog, producing and presenting their podcast and regularly commenting in the media on the latest discoveries. Kat co-presents the highly successful NAKED SCIENTISTS on BBC Radio 5Live, presents and produces the monthly NAKED GENETICS podcast, and has fronted several BBC Radio 4 science documentaries. She is the author of two previous books, HERDING HEMINGWAY'S CATS and HOW TO CODE A HUMAN.
Forget magic bullets and much hyped miracle cures, to improve the chances of cancer patients we need revolutionary new thinking. And that new thinking, Arney forcefully argues, is evolutionary. She not only places cancer in its evolutionary context but shows how understanding a cancer as an evolving entity leads to new therapeutic approaches that work. This lively, scholarly and accessible book should be essential reading. * Professor Laurence D Hurst, President of the Genetics Society * Kat's book is Dynamite. A crystal clear reappraisal of the story behind that word we fear to mention. * Dallas Campbell, author of Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet * Rebel Cell is a bright, engaging read, fizzing with energy and metaphor. Kat Arney is a science writer for all of us - a powerful and talented story teller. * Stephen McGann * This book is packed with big ideas about life. Every chapter has something in it which made me think wow. Having worked in a major cancer charity for many years, Arney writes with genuine in-depth understanding and is a perfect guide. * Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure *