Rating: 1.5 Stars
- There was no interview with an independent researcher and no mention of any published peer-reviewed data.
- While the headline does match the story, the lede exaggerates the story. Prevention of cancer has been at the forefront of research for a very long time. The report states that “development of a breast cancer vaccine is the most ‘transformative health initiative of all time.’” However, there are others who are also trying to develop cancer vaccines and one that is currently in use to prevent cervical cancer.
- The reporter overestimates lifetime breast cancer risks for BRCA. Research suggests lower lifetime risks than reported in this story and distinguishes differences in lifetime risks between BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.