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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“Those who want the future to be different from the past, must study the past” —spinoza My very good friend Andrea Martin lived through three bouts of breast cancer. She used to say, “The only way I will know I have really survived ...
Nor do we understand why rates of testicular cancer in men under age forty have risen 50 percent in one decade in most industrial nations, why women of generation X are getting twice as much breast cancer as their grandmothers did, ...
For instance, inherited defects do not account for most breast cancers. Nine out of ten women who develop breast cancer are born with perfectly healthy genes.When I was a girl, one in twenty women got breast cancer in her lifetime; ...
In fact, many of the first leaders of that battle came from a number of large firms that produced cancer causing materials ... are smoking and more are getting screened for survivable cancers, like those of the colon, cervix and breast.
The papers did not depict the dark ages of cancer research but rather an exhilarating ... that more than thirty different studies had found that regular exposure to the hormone estrogen produced mammary (breast) tumors in male rodents.
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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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