Communication professor's book looks at trust in breast cancer research

By Staff


UC Denver Associate Professor of Communication Lisa B. Keränen's new book, "Scientific Characters: Rhetoric, Politics and Trust in Breast Cancer Research," was published in June. It explores the role of trust in a high-profile breast cancer research misconduct controversy that erupted in 1994 after the Chicago Tribune announced "Fraud in Breast Cancer Research: Doctor Lied on Data for Decade."

More about the book is posted at The website contains a discussion guide for classroom use in medical ethics, rhetoric of medicine, rhetoric of science or research ethics classes.