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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Long after his mother had pulled him from a blazing building, my father eluded death another time. As a drill sergeant, he snatched a live grenade from the shaking hands of a green army recruit and tossed it Preface.
... use until more than a decade after it had been proven to prevent this disease, because of fears that it would undermine the private practice of medicine.These delays led to unnecessary surgery or death for millions of women.
Maybe that accident in 1924 contributed to his death many decades later.We can't say. Look around and it seems that cancer has become the price of modern life. In America and England, one out of every two men and one out of every three ...
Cancer deaths have dropped chiefly because fewer people are smoking and more are getting screened for survivable cancers, like those of the colon, cervix and breast.Yet some forms of the disease not tied with tobacco use continue to ...
He was able to do this because at the time, the British had been keeping records of deaths and illness for more than three hundred years. Cramer noted that much of the recorded increase in cancer was nothing other than better record ...
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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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