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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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, ...
This decline happened because dirty water, crowded housing, rotten food and dangerous jobs became much less common in developed nations. As a result, diphtheria, typhoid and tuberculosis claim far fewer lives in in dustrialized nations ...
In 1973, out of every 100,000 men aged fifty-five to fifty-nine, only five developed multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. By 1983 that number had doubled and included my dad, a healthy middleaged man who never smoked or drank ...
Aging does not explain why so many more children have developed cancer. Can aging be involved in growing cases of childhood leukemias, kidney and brain cancer? In a strange way, yes. All of these cancers come about because some part of ...
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; by the time my friend Andrea reached middle age, one in seven did.
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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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