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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Why, then, should we accept that there is no danger in being subjected to combinations of agents without precedent in human history? Biologist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California at Berkeley thinks the tadpoles of the seed-corn ...
They have argued that there's only one proof that a given agent causes cancer in humans: enough people with definite exposures to a specific compound have to have become sick and died of the disease.They dismiss experimental studies of ...
He urged that patterns of cancer—especially those of the workplace—should be tracked in order to learn how to control and reduce the disease.3 Cramer understood that human cancers were the result of past exposures, some 20 or more years ...
The National Toxicology Program of the U.S. government did not formally list both estrogen and ultraviolet (sun) light as definite causes of human cancer until 2002.7 How did these scientists decide what was a cause of cancer in 1936?
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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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