An excellent Chicago Tribune article about NCCAM boondoggles, bad science and suspect medicine. ScienceBasedMedicine.org founders and editors, Drs. Novella and Gorski, are quoted well. I do copyediting and miscellaneous chores for SBM out of sheer admiration for the project — a really great gig — and communicate with these guys regularly. For three years now I’ve been constantly impressed by their competence and integrity, and it’s terrific to see their point of view properly and thoroughly represented in a mainstream publication.
(Massage is praised in the second paragraph, but it’s also a backhanded compliment in terms of NCCAM funding: too much money to conclude the obvious. Shocker: massage makes cancer patients feel better while they are dying! Bet you couldn’t have guessed that!)