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Cancer Redefinition Long Overdue

The Problem With Early Cancer Detection Early cancer detection was what piqued my interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology even before it won FDA approval. While helping introduce it into mainstream medical practice, however, I learned of the downsides to increasingly sensitive imaging technologies like MRI. Yes, they enable physicians to detect disease earlier […]

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Selling Cancer Screenings With Meaningless Survival Rates

Cancer Mortality Trumps Survival Rates A recent article in MedPage Today reported on a study in the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) about the misconception common among Americans that we have superior 5-year survival rates for most cancers. This, in turn, is thought to justify our aggressive approach to cancer screenings. Given that Obamacare heightens this perception by […]

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