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Category: Cancer


Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news


Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know


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