The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Basic Books, 20 nov 2007 - 528 páginas
Why has the "War on Cancer" languished, focusing mainly on finding and treating the disease and downplaying the need to control and combat cancer's basic causes -- tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the general environment? This war has targeted the wrong enemies with the wrong weapons, failing to address well-known cancer causes.
As epidemiologist Devra Davis shows in this superbly researched expose, this is no accident. The War on Cancer has followed the commercial interests of industries that generated a host of cancer-causing materials and products. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain that is being reclaimed through efforts to green health care and the environment.
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With support from Press, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and universities and research institutions in Europe and the United States, my colleagues and I had published a series of papers showing that cancer had ...
Some of the early leaders of the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute left their posts to work directly for the tobacco industry, where they funded major academic research programs throughout the world to foment ...
The National Cancer Institute and other federal agencies began a series of programs to assess the true effects of tobacco and certain widely used industrial chemicals. In 1978 these programs became more than rhetoric.
Throughout the 1980s, for instance, the National Cancer Institute's advisory board was chaired by Armand Hammer, the Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum.While he served as a senior adviser to the NCI, Hammer's firm produced ...
26 The American Petroleum Institute today (as we will see in Chapter 12) takes a radically different position on benzene, actively working to fund research that it expects will overturn national standards in many countries.
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This is a shocking book that everyone should read, explaining why cancer is so prevalent today, and why the American Cancer Society is more concerned with curing cancer than with preventing it in the ... Leer reseña completa
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Noted epidemiologist Davis (director, Ctr. for Environmental Oncology, Univ. of Pittsburgh Cancer Inst.) continues her effort to hold industrial polluters accountable for birth defects and ... Leer reseña completa
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