Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on came to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

Categories: Cancer


Strong recap on cancer blood test should have challenged survival claims


Bloomberg offers up balanced recap of new breast cancer therapy


AP doesn’t sugar coat harms of CAR-T therapy for lymphoma


LA Times strikes the right balance by reporting evenly on both harms and benefits of ‘magic mushrooms’ for cancer patients


NPR story says older patients ‘can benefit’ from lung cancer surgery, but study didn’t show that


PARP inhibitors: STAT’s look at new ovarian cancer drugs should have established why we need more on the market


Reuters’ ‘New day in lung cancer’ presents overly rosy picture of Keytruda


WSJ story on new nuclear-imaging tests: What about the data?

2 9/23/2016

New radiation guidelines for breast cancer: There’s ‘enough’ evidence, HealthDay story states, skirting specifics


Breast density and mammograms: LA Times story leans hard on news release