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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He lived through some remarkable encounters with agents that affect the bones' ability to produce blood. Men who work with metal fumes as machinists or welders, or with cutting oils and solvents in steel mills, or who have had regular ...
But we know it had nothing to do with shared genes: Sandra and all those with cancer in her family are not related by blood. Identical twins come from the same egg and share more chromosomes than any other two humans.
Inhaling thick clouds of smoke into your lungs, raising levels of carbon monoxide in your blood and that of your children, spouses and office mates, whether from burning tobacco, wood or coal, is simply an unhealthy thing to do.
Anything that inflames the blood vessels that feed the heart and lungs can also damage cells or cause disordered growth.The process by which vessels form is called angiogenesis, comprised of two Greek words that mean the generation of ...
She died in July 1934 after the marrow of her heavily radiated bones lost its ability to make the right amount of white blood cells. The disease that felled her (and her daughter Eve years later) is nowadays called leukemia, ...
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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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