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 resisted pressure to back off often found their funding cut.9 In some cases, scientific research was stopped in its tracks, and many careers, like Hueper's, were derailed.10 In retrospect it seems clear that Frank Press was ...
... Cancer Institute left their posts to work directly for the tobacco industry, where they funded major academic research programs throughout the world to foment uncertainty about the dangers of their product right up to the 1990s.
Like most contract research on worker health and safety—then as now—the results of this work were not released to workers or the public unless those funding it agreed.Worker health remains a matter that can be deemed a trade secret in ...
The new administration also curtailed funding for testing chemicals under the National Toxicology Program, while federal support for scientific research aimed at designing “safe cigarettes” grew. The problem with “safe cigarettes” is ...
William Cramer of London's Imperial Cancer Research Fund carefully examined patterns of cancer in people over about a century. He was able to do this because at the time, the British had been keeping records of deaths and illness for ...
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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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