About the XRAY Program & Ratings

FORCE has frequently observed situations where the media misrepresented cancer research. Some news articles feature attention-grabbing, hyped headlines and inaccurate content. Because scientific journals are hard to access and understand, people may turn to the popular press for information about cancer research to inform their medical decisions. We saw a need for a reliable source of breast cancer information in the headlines.

In response, FORCE developed “eXamining the Relevance of Articles for You” (XRAY). With initial funding from the CDC, we developed a program to review breast cancer topics reported in the media.