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Published on October 22nd, 2018

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University of Kansas Cancer Center Database

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials many also promote clinical trials (i.e., research endeavors with no guarantee of therapeutic benefit), as well as novel treatments, such as immunotherapy and/or experimental procedures, without clearly and conspicuously disclosing their limitations, risks and relative rarity.

Below is a sampling of TINA.org’s findings for University of Kansas Cancer Center.  If any of the testimonials attribute the patient’s success to a clinical trial, the entry appears in bold italics.

This center was notified of TINA.org’s findings on October 22nd, 2018.

To learn more about the statistics and criteria used in TINA.org’s investigation, as well as other information, click here.

Name Cancer Type Testimonial SEER 5-Year Survival Rate*
Alexis D. Lung, Stage 4 Website 4.7%
Amy H. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Website 27.4%
Andy D. Liver Website 17.7%
Anne H. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Website 27.4%
Anne H. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Facebook (link above) 27.4%
Cheryl W. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Website 27.4%
Christy F. Lung, Stage 4 Website 4.7%
Dalene E. Brain Website 33.2%
Debbie M. Ovarian, Stage 4 Website 29.2%
James R. Lung, Stage 4 Website 4.7%
Jason R. Colon, Stage 4 Website 13.8%
Judy S. Bladder, Stage 3 Website 34.9%
Linda C. Lung Website 18.6%
Lisa C. Breast, Stage 4 Website 27.0%
Lisa D. Colon, Stage 4 Website 13.8%
Margaret M. Lung, Stage 4 Website 4.7%
Meghan W. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Website 27.4%
Phil C. Lung Website 18.6%
Shruti K. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Website 27.4%
Steve K. Pancreatic, Stage 4 Website 2.7%
Steve K. Pancreatic, Stage 4 Twitter (link above) 2.7%
Steve P. Brain Website 33.2%
Steve P. Brain Facebook (link above) 33.2%
Tom C. Esophageal Website 19.2%

 

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