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Category: Cancer


With free brain tumor screening, the road to early detection may be filled with potholes


Problematic PR releases: Costs are hidden in cancer testing news


How overdiagnosis and other harms can undermine the benefits of screening: A new primer in our toolkit

2 9/6/2018

Why one woman’s emotional plea for early colon cancer screening may harm instead of help

3 7/20/2018

Diet soda and colon cancer: What you need to know


Stanford promotes a magnetized wire ‘to detect cancer in people.’ What you need to know

1 7/10/2018

Pharma banks on cancer patients who are ‘determined to keep fighting’

1 7/6/2018

Foundation misleads vulnerable cancer patients with clickbait diet advice

3 6/29/2018

Podcast: The language of cancer


News outlets focus on one dramatic outcome. But did researchers omit data from hundreds in clinical trial?