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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If some scientists had figured out nearly a century ago that the world around us affects the chance that we will develop cancer, why have we made so little headway in controlling these causes? My goal in this book is to explain when, ...
continue to use a combination of deceptive advertising, sophisticated scientific spin and strongarm politics, and have been even more successful: they remain mostly unscathed to this day.8 Scientists who tackled industrial causes of ...
... the dangers of medical and environmental hormones, and the cancer-causing properties of tobacco were carried out and published by scientists around 1936, including many who worked in Nazi Germany. In June 1945, Robert R. Kehoe, ...
Nazi scientists devised innovative and cruel methods for studying the cancer-causing properties of these and other compounds in their workers, many of whom died in concentration camps. • From 1929 until the late 1960s, the founder of ...
It also revealed that scientists in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Japan understood a great deal more about some of the major causes of cancer in the workplace decades before the United States, Sweden, England, France, ...
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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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