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  • Next Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • Breast Cancer, Money, and a Myth

    Nancy Stein illustrationPeter Byrne, writing for Point Reyes Light, has dug into the math and science that created the myth of a disturbing breast cancer cluster plaguing well-to-do women in Northern California. He reports on the myth, and the money that sustained it, in a continuing series.

    Part two: Demystifying the risk of breast cancer.

    Part three: The role of the media.

    Part four: Saturated with screenings.

    Part five: The role of hormone replacement.

    Part six: The perils of screening.

    Part seven: The Marin women’s study.

    Part eight: How to pay the bills.

    Part nine: Data riddled with errors.

    [Reporting sponsored by The Gannett Foundation.]

    Illustration by: Nancy Stein