MBC RESEARCH NEWS Tips for Reading Cancer News

December 2019

Tips for Reading Cancer News

Groundbreaking. Game-changing. Promising. These are just some of the words often seen in media coverage of new cancer treatments. But how does a reader or viewer know what’s really groundbreaking and what’s just hype?

Below you will find three articles that explore challenges health care reporters face and biases that can affect what is covered and how.

We’ve also provided five articles that provide tips on how to read health news and how to spot misleading news coverage.

And don’t miss the link to FORCE’s XRAY–Behind the Metastatic Breast Cancer Headlines. XRAY: MBC reviews and rates articles about metastatic breast cancer.

Challenges health care reporters face:

Tips on how to read health news:

FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered): XRAY: MBC Behind the Metastatic Breast Cancer Headlines

 

 

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