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Kathryn Hunt


Kathryn Hunt is a Near Eastern archaeologist, bioarchaeologist, and young adult cancer survivor who is researching evidence of cancer in the skeletal remains of ancient peoples. Her Paleo-oncology Research Organization (PRO) seeks insight into how biological, cultural, and environmental factors have played a part in the evolution of the cancer, and serves as a conduit for future multidisciplinary, open, and collaborative research into the global history of the disease.


If we can trace the global history of cancer, we might be able to identify patterns. Patterns don't necessarily tell you facts, but they do indicate areas to focus on.