Debunking cancer-treatment myths spread via email

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The Montreal Gazette: It’s hard to know what makes people generate nonsensical emails. Perhaps it gives a feeling of power to see one’s handiwork spread around the world. And that can happen, especially if the topic is cancer and the advice given about the disease appears to come from a reputable institution. One such preposterous email that has really made the rounds is titled “Johns Hopkins Update: Alternative way to eliminate cancer.” This diatribe certainly did not originate from Johns Hopkins University; and the “advice” in it is so misleading that the university felt a need to circulate a rebuttal. Read more