In cancer language, it’s not unusual for the medical or scientific meaning of a term to be different from the way the same word is understood in everyday language.
A look back on three years of blogging about cancer research from the patient perspective, and a few thoughts looking ahead.
Top cancer research stories for November-December 2013 include a study on media coverage of the Angelina Jolie story and a study on the reasons behind higher breast cancer mortality rates for African American women.
How much of what we read about new “breakthroughs” in cancer research is reliable and how much is distorted? How can we tell the difference?