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The Truth Behind Cancer Breakthroughs

“Health Conversations”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cancer research is heavily covered by the media and promoted by advocacy groups, but it’s sometimes difficult to determine the true impact of cancer breakthroughs. Gina Kolata, science correspondent at The New York Times, and medical expert Michele Y. Halyard take a look at the media’s role in covering medical studies and how journalists can improve coverage.

The public talk is moderated by Dr. Joseph I. Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona who also chairs the Seniors and Seizures Task Force for the Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Sirven and Gina Kolata will attend the event in person; Michele Halyard will join the conversation via live video feed.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004