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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... was a seasoned diplomat and not a person I would ever play poker with, even if I knew how. He nodded as I told him of my plans and then said gravely, “It had better be a good book.” I replied, “I guess they think it will be.
Mehlman's records reveal that Mobil and other oil companies hid what they knew about the dangers of benzene.As this book goes to press, these companies have allotted $27 million to an effort under way in China intended to “prove” the ...
... academics and folks with major economic interests in selling potentially cancerous materials have kept us from figuring out whether or not many modern products affect our chances of developing cancer. Lester knew whereof he spoke.
... remained nearly secret for more than seventy years. Many of your late relatives and mine might still be with us if the things these eminent women and men of science knew about the causes of The Secret History of the War on Cancer 18.
women and men of science knew about the causes of cancer in 1936 had entered mainstream medical practice. But they didn't. Something mysterious happened over the course of the twentieth century. At that meeting in Brussels the ...
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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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