Hope or hype? In science, it can be easy to confuse the two.

Fortunately, there are hypebusters — experts or insiders willing to puncture the noise and subject scientific claims to objective scrutiny. At the recent STAT Summit in Cambridge, Mass., we convened two doctors who know a thing or two about calling out hype: Dr. Otis Brawley, a professor of oncology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, and Joel Dudley, senior vice president of research at Tempus.

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