If you had cancer that wasn’t going to kill you or even make you sick, would you want to know? Would you want treatment, even if it might be worse than the disease itself?

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What ethical challenges will low-cost, cutting-edge diagnostic tools pose?

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To Know or Not To Know

February 6, 2013

Would you want to know if you had a disease with no known cures?

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Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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Berman Institute faculty discuss the dilemma posed by randomizing patients — and the anguish of withholding hope.

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