Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

“Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer.” By Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times Magazine.

I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a . . . → Read More: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Cancer tests you need – and those you don’t

“Cancer tests you need – and those you don’t.” By Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

The cover story of the March edition of Consumer Reports is “The cancer tests you need – and those you don’t.“ You need a subscription to access the full content, but Schwitzer shares the article headings as well as key . . . → Read More: Cancer tests you need – those you don’t

Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion

“Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion.” By Steven Woloshin, M.D., Lisa M. Schwartz, M.D., William C. Black, M.D., and Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., New England Journal of Medicine

For nearly a century, public health organizations, professional associations, patient advocacy groups, academics, and clinicians largely viewed cancer screening as a simple, safe way . . . → Read More: Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion

Bringing on the pink

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Komen Race for the Cure participants pitched pink tents and wacky signs in the Pennsylvania Convention Center this month. APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer

Every October, as surely as the leaves turn, Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s pink-ribbon celebration marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when a . . . → Read More: Bringing on the pink

Critique: CNN proclaims “BREAKING news: cure for cancer close”

“CNN ‘BREAKING news: cure for cancer close.” By Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

Gary Schwitzer of Health News Review critiques Sanjay Gupta’s reporting of MD Anderson’s “Moot Shots Program” as a “Giant leap for mankind.” Gupta announced via Twitter: “BREAKING cure for #cancer close says md anderson. plan to “drastically reduce” cases & deaths n . . . → Read More: Critique: “CNN ‘BREAKING news: cure for cancer close”