When Elizabeth Edwards died, many patients described experiencing powerful emotions, even though they'd never met her. In an article to clinicians entitled "Star Power," I explore why.
[excerpt from Oncology Times July 10, 2008]
Any time a celebrity joins the cancer club, weekly news magazines run reader-friendly reviews of state-of-the-art treatments. Fashion magazines and People cover the human interest side. And like an annoying little brother, tabloids dive in and splash across their front pages ghastly photos to support dire predictions.