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Tags: colon cancer


U.S. News compares accuracy of colon cancer screening tests, but what about costs?


CNN claims aspirin can reduce cancer death risk, falling into observational study trap

1 8/5/2016

Excellent job by FiveThirtyEight on why at-home colon cancer tests are a good screening option


Colon cancer screening news: HealthDay’s story missed opportunity to go beyond news release


US News story confused about difference between rats and people

1 8/27/2015

Harms, limitations explored in Reuters Health’s aspirin/colon cancer coverage

2 8/14/2015

High score for HealthDay coverage of “scoring system” for colonoscopy candidates


Report on “immersive” colonoscopy features lots of flash, but few evidence-supported facts


Keytruda and colon cancer: coverage of benefits not balanced with harms and cost info


Aspirin for cancer prevention: A few small details would make a big difference in this story