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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I'm pretty sure that some of the lung cancer we see in women in southwestern Pennsylvania, where you come from, has something to do with the environment. I actually tried to do a study on that when I started out doing research, ...
Less than a decade after the famed U.S. Surgeon General's report of 1964 indicted tobacco as a cause of lung cancer, the president announced a national attack on cancer. Left off the table completely were tobacco, radiation, ...
Cancers that could be seen were sometimes removed successfully as long ago as the Middle Ages. ... the mines the youngest, if they did not perish in gruesome accidents, fared the worst and eventually died from lung diseases and tumors.
... documented more than three dozen different cancer-prone professions, including mining of coal, lead, arsenic and iron. ... tended to suffer from weakened lungs, unstoppable coughs, and occasionally suffocating tumors of the lung.
Late in his life, the pioneering medical researcher Andre Cournand recalled how, during his training as an intern at the Hôpitaux de Paris in the 1920s, he and his colleagues had rushed to see their first case of lung cancer.
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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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