Cancer experts reviewed 200 popular articles on treating breast, prostate, colorectal, or lung cancer posted on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, or Pinterest.

A third of the articles contained misinformation like “cancer antigen vaccine cures prostate cancer” or “immunotherapy cures metastatic colon cancer.”

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J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2021. doi:10.1093/jnci/djab141.

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