Jane Plant, geochemist, award winning scientist, polymath, author, mother and cancer fighter died on the 4 March 2016. Born in 1945, she had a rather ‘ordinary life’ as a high-flying scientist, until she was struck by cancer in her 40ies. Her fight against the disease prolonged her life beyond any expectation, and perhaps, later, the life of many others. Instead of accepting her fate and the natural conclusion of a very bad prognosis, after the discovery of an aggressive cancer, Jane used her analytical mind to develop an understanding of the disease, and later a theory of how to...

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