Cancer Treatment and Media Bias
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Media and Cancer, Ignoring Distractions, Breathless Choir
Episode: Media and Cancer, Ignoring Distractions, Breathless Choir
- Dec 23, 2015 12:13 am
- 25:42 mins
Guest: Vinay Prasad, MD, Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Knight Cancer Institute and Oregon Health and Science University This next conversation has the potential to be a game changer—a breakthrough, even. How often do you hear words like that used by the media to describe the latest cancer drug or treatment? Quite a bit, it seems. Medical oncologist Vinay Prasad from the Knight Cancer Institute and Oregon Health and Science University recently co-authored an analysis about who is guiltiest of using superlatives that make cancer discoveries sound more impressive than they really are. While the media aren’t the only culprits, we’re at the top of the heap.