CANCER PROGRESS – ARE THE STATISTICS TELLING THE TRUTH? – NYTimes.com

September 11, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/18/science/cancer-progress-are-the-statistics-telling-the-truth.html?pagewanted=all

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– John Cairns, a cancer analyst at the Harvard School of Public Health, likens the statistical advances reported by official cancer agencies and leading cancer scientists to the inflated and meaningless body counts used to measure progress in the Vietnam War. ”Their body counts are way too high,” he said in an interview. ”It’s like interrogating a general in Saigon. They come up with statistics that don’t add up.”
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