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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Where animal studies on the causes of cancer exist, they are often faulted as not relevant to humans.Yet when studies of almost identical design are employed to craft novel treatments and therapies, the physiological differences between ...
While people may think of the ACS as a foremost supporter of research, in 2005 it reported spending less than 10 percent of its nearly billion dollar budget on independent scientific studies.18 • The life-saving test for cervical cancer ...
They dismiss experimental studies of cancer-causing chemicals conducted in rats and mice. After all, we know we have to be different from those test rodents in laboratories.This type of reasoning is morally flawed and ignores one simple ...
The interviewees—all of whom had devoted their professional lives to studying the disease—recounted how experimental studies and case reports of sick workers had filled The Secret History of the War on Cancer 14.
One speaker, Clarence C. Little (whom we will also meet later), then famous for creating ways to study the inheritance of cancer in mice, argued that animal studies proved that most cancer arose from inherited defects.
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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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