Robert C. Hornik, Science 2.0, PET Scan Overuse
One of the primary drivers of the overuse of positron emission tomography (PET) follow-up scans is cancer survivors' beliefs generated by information in lay media and from non-experts, according to a new study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Robert Hornik, PhD detailed in a Science 2.0 article. The authors point out that the findings "have important implications for cancer survivors, healthcare providers, and health policy."
The original study was published in the journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Hornik is a Professor of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication and Director of the Annenberg Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.