Jaffe-Hoffman M. “A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists may have found one.” Jerusalem Post. January, 28 2019.
Relevance Rating: Low
- This article is about cancer in general. There is no focus any specific cancer (e.g. breast cancer).
- The research has not been published. The company states they have conducted in vitro (in a test tube) experiments and have had some success in mouse models. However, without publication, there can be no determination made on whether or not these reported results are scientifically sound
- Currently, there is no clinical utility. To date the research is all preclinical.
- The company states that they will begin clinical trials soon.
- If what the company claims is true, this treatment would be generalizable to all cancer types.
Media Article Rating: Low
- The headline matches the article; however, it is unknown if the lede is accurate because the research has not been published.
- The article is not balanced; it relies only on comments made by the chairperson of the board and one of two scientists at the three person company.
- It is difficult to determine whether the research is novel or accurately reported because it has not been published.
- There is no critical evaluation of the research.
- Scientific terms, for example, phage display, are not explained so that a lay reader could understand what the technology is nor how it is being applied.