Candor on Cancer Screening

by Marc B. Garnick Marc B. Garnick is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. 07.09.2012


One of today’s most contentious medical debates centers on cancer screening, the benefits of which seem anything but debatable. Indeed, earlier detection, many believe, logically must give patients an advantage in fighting the disease. In fact, the evidence does not always support this assumption. Prostate cancer is a case in point.

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