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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Proposals to expand government's control of anything, even cancer-causing agents in the environment, had little chance of survival. At about the same time that Press offered his reflections on my proposed book project, ...
If some scientists had figured out nearly a century ago that the world around us affects the chance that we will develop cancer, why have we made so little headway in controlling these causes? My goal in this book is to explain when, ...
It could be our last chance to get it all down, and it'll give you a good grasp of where we've been and where we need to go.' “NCI gave us a contract to do this, so we put together a small team. The whole project was done in less than ...
For nearly a hundred years, we have known that smoking, sunlight, industrial chemicals, hormones, bad nutrition, alcohol, and bum luck, all affect the chance we will get cancer.The interviewees—all of whom had devoted their professional ...
Even then a healthy life was considered to lessen the chance the disease would occur. The twelfthcentury Jewish polymath Moses Maimonides, who served as the chief rabbi of Cairo as well as chief physician to the sultan of Egypt, ...
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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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