Cancer in the movies | Science Codex

Surprised to find this analysis of cancer in the movies being subject of an oncology conference. Study does not include some of the most recent movies about cancer and ironically, rather than Hollywood endings, the films studied seem to have more bleak endings. Quote:

“Nowadays cinema is confronting the most important issues for oncological disease, which were mostly absent in the earlier days of cinema,” says Dr. De Fiore. “Cancer is no easy matter to portray, and seeing it in a movie gives the audience a chance to give voice to their emotions. This is useful for the sharing of cancer care, from personal or familiar problems to issues of collective relevance.”

Cancer in the movies | Science Codex.

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