Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cancer facts and the fight against cancer – Never the Twain shall meet?

Mark Twain spoke about “lies, damn lies, and statistics”.  His point was that statistics can be twisted to argue almost any point (something that we see every day in the current political climate).   Twain also said “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”  When viewed and used appropriately, facts are a fantastic tool in helping us understand complex information.  In cancer, such facts help us understand complex molecular data as well as data reporting the pain and suffering from cancer.

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