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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I actually tried to do a study on that when I started out doing research, but I decided against it.” “What made you change your mind?” I asked. He leaned back in his chair and put his hands atop the back of his head, rocking in thought ...
I asked. “Well, it never got published, that's for sure,” Devra laughed. “But I think it should be on some shelves somewhere.” After many months I located a xeroxed copy of the Breslows' fivevolume report in the private library of ...
If any of them were to sue the chimney makers or the coal companies for damages, he would be asked to show exactly which of those hundreds of chemicals found in coal tar had caused his cancer.The true answer, “All of them,” is no longer ...
Around day ten of this ordeal, an expensively dressed, leathertanned lawyer leaned in across the glistening mahogany table and asked, “Now, Dr. Davis, are you telling me that you know which specific chemical caused which specific cancer ...
'Did his mother,' he asked, 'have no chance?' Only then did I realize the magnitude of the attachment that existed between mother and son. I explained that she did have a chance, but A Broad Enough Principle.
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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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