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Categories: Cancer


Too soon to claim nanoparticles loaded with curcumin are a weapon against childhood cancer


MD Anderson gives proton therapy careful treatment in study recap


Study doesn’t back claims about radiation in elderly lung cancer patients


Confusing screening and diagnosis, and over-stating the potential impact of a high-tech device for finding cervical cancer


Benefits of early referral to palliative care were measurable, so why omit numbers from the release?


Lung cancer test based on “a simple blood draw”? There’s no such thing


Laryngeal cancer treatment: PR release is strong on context but skips limitations


Release on lower dose radiation for HPV-positive head cancers leaves us hungry for more details


Release on psilocybin for treating depression in cancer patients strong on financial disclosures and cautions


Psilocybin for treating depression in cancer patients: Informative 5-star release from Johns Hopkins