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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Years before any modern industrial nation started an official war on the disease, in the 1930s, researchers in Germany, Japan, Italy, Scotland, Austria, England, Argentina, the United States and France had shown that where people lived ...
Many people think that the reason large numbers of us no longer die from infectious diseases is the miraculous breakthroughs of scientific discovery. Not so. In fact, the decline of epidemics in the nineteenth century had nothing to do ...
... exposure—is compensated for workplace exposures.21 In many industrial countries today, one in three men and half of all women with this disease have no known history of exposure to asbestos.22 • Until he was fired in November 1989, ...
There is no one who deals with the disease now who doubts that we need to open a new front.To reduce the burden of cancer today, we must prevent it from arising in the first place, and we have to find new ways to keep the millions of ...
thousand people with the disease that year. I have to say about because there is still no national system for counting cases of cancer. Only in those parts of the country with statewide or regional registries can we say with any ...
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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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