A new breast cancer-awareness doc is too focused on conspiracies to grasp the real travesty of ‘pink think’.
A new UK review of the benefits and harms of screening is welcome, but what we really need is better evidence.
In this extract from his memoirs, breast-cancer expert Professor Michael Baum shows how a new technology allowed the mysteries of an ancient artefact to be revealed and provided a cost-effective medical treatment.
Essay: A leading cancer experts explains why, despite the ‘Jade Goody effect’, he has severe doubts about the benefits of cancer screening.
Michael Baum, one of Britain’s leading experts on cancer, says a new history of mankind’s battle against the disease has flashes of brilliance, but is ultimately undermined by the author’s shrillness and self-serving manipulation of the facts.
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ESSAY: A leading cancer expert says Gordon Brown’s disease-screening initiative could cause unnecessary distress and diminish autonomy.
The government should give medical practitioners the tools to practice evidence-based medicine - and then leave them alone.
Leading British cancer specialist Michael Baum caused a storm with his letter criticising the NHS for spending money on alternative therapies. Here, he answers his critics.
A breast cancer specialist questions the wisdom of the UK government’s screening programme.