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.
Resultados 1-5 de 79
I decided after seeing what happened to him that I was better off sticking to basic research. Somebody like you should think about that.” I did. I stayed with NAS for a decade, working with some of the most talented experts on some of ...
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 ...
How did this happen? How did a disease that was once so atypical become so ordinary? Are we simply talking more about an illness that has always been around? Some twenty-five hundred years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates depicted a ...
They talk about how cells and organs behave when they spin out of control but say nothing about why these things happen to specific groups of people located in a certain area at a certain time.Why have so many types of cancer not known ...
We know that no matter how careful anyone is about their good and bad habits, where and when we are born and what we work and play with has a lot more to do with whether we get cancer than who our parents happen to be.
Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Scrabblenut - LibraryThing
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
The secret history of the war on cancerReseña de usuario - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Deconstructing Cancer Statistics
The Harshest of Schoolmasters
No Safe Place
Presumed Innocent 391 Epilogue Mothers Last