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What’s Next for Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment?

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Tweet Complex medical stories require time and energy to tell, talk about, and think about. When stories involve yanking a test or practice that is widely used, all hell breaks lose. That’s why I am grateful to appear today on … Continue reading

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How Buffett’s Cancer is Shaping National Dialogue on Science Friday Today

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Tweet I will be on Science Friday today, sometime between 3:30 and 4:00 PM EST, with Ira Flatow. In New York, it will be on WNYC, on KQED in San Francisco at their time for the show (a three-hour time … Continue reading

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When Colorectal Cancer Screening is Too Much, Too Frequent, or Not Enough

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Tweet No other disease advocacy group has built as effective an awareness campaign as the cancer societies. It has helped to build support for prevention, research, and treatments, but I wonder whether excess awareness could be contributing to the overuse … Continue reading

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