The patients who said ‘f*ck cancer’ and went to Burning Man instead

Joel Balsam January 11, 2019 Share this article Deep in the Black Rock Desert—and arguably even deeper into the Burning man experience—a hardy crew of cancer patients are burying their diagnoses in the dust.  The sun is beating down over one of the most inhospitable places on the planet and I can’t remember the last […]

A study tracked cancer patients using crowdfunding to pay for homeopathy. The results are troubling

A survey published in The Lancet journal tracked 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died and research points to an increased risk of death among those who seek alternative treatments.

‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients

Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.

Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn’t disclose financial ties to patients

Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies’ umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.