terence0 I suggest that a non-technical person who is too clueless to read a publication date will not understand the first paragraph in any basic book on general biology, much less oncology. The premise seems surreal to me. I'd think the book's publication date would be the least of their problems if they're not listening to qualified oncologists.
PS: No insult intended to anyone who missed a publication date or whatever. It happens. That was not a good choice of words. I stand by my comment that anyone who can get through the first pages of a book on cancer biology probably understands that new treatments are always being developed.
I think there is general agreement that misinformation has cost countless lives over the past few years. But I'd argue that the source is 99.9% likely to be Facebook, Twitter, paranoic Youtube videos and such. And much has been deliberately designed to propagate. (Bill Gates microchips has a certain ring to it)
Unfortunately, the other 0.1% disseminating incorrect and paranoic info has included Nobel winning virologist Luc Montagnier, who spread the mistaken notion that the vaccine would actually be a method for the virus to replicate, which fueled countless conspiracies. And oddly, Robert Malone, who was one of those who worked on mRNA technology (he did not invent it, as he claims).
I have also known people who died directly as a result of conspiracies and misinformation. So no disagreement on that basis either.
In any case, I have not seen any problem with bio-related books on Sanet, and don't have any theories about uploaders just trying to make money.
When any new technology (CRISPR, mRNA, CAR-T therapy) becomes available, I just buy a book specific to the subject. So my own 'outdated' books get updated in that fashion. I have hundreds of hard-copy books to keep track of, so I often write the publication date on the spine of the book. Pdf's get the pub date in the file name, so it's tough to miss.
Such as: "Cavanaugh (ed) - SARS- and Other Coronaviruses - Laboratory Protocols - Humana (2008)"
Note that the book above was published in 2008, but was one of the resources available at the start of the current pandemic.