respiratory
Lung cancer

So many cancer “breakthroughs”


The use of superlatives to describe cancer drugs in news articles as “breakthrough,” “revolutionary,” “miracle” is common even when drugs have not shown survival benefits or been approved, a study shows. Haematologist-oncologist Dr Vinay Prasad from the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and colleagues googled the use of 10 superlatives – breakthrough, game changer, miracle, ...

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