official statement John Hopkins hospital: Cancer Update Email — Its a Hoax!

STATEMENT: EMAIL HOAX REGARDING CANCERInformation falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins called, “CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS” describes properties of cancer cells and suggests ways of preventing cancer.

Johns Hopkins did not publish the information, which often is an email attachment, nor do we endorse its contents.  The email also contains an incorrect spelling of our institution as “John” Hopkins; whereas, the correct spelling is “Johns” Hopkins.

For more information about cancer, please read the information on our web site or visit the National Cancer Institute.  Please help combat the spread of this hoax by letting others know of this statement.

Another hoax email that has been circulating since 2004 regarding plastic containers, bottles, wrap claiming that heat releases dioxins which cause cancer also was not published by Johns Hopkins.  More information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mythbusters: Please help curb the spread of this hoax by sending a link to this page to individuals that forward you this email. The Truth about the “Cancer Update” Email HoaxEmails offering easy remedies for avoiding and curing cancer are the latest Web-influenced trend. To gain credibility, the anonymous authors falsely attribute their work to respected research institutions like Johns Hopkins.

This is the case with the so-called “Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins.”

read the entire article about the HOAX via Cancer Update Email — Its a Hoax!.

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