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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And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. —martin luther king, jr. Contents Preface ix 1 The Secret History 3 2 ...
He quickly added, “Of course, I'm not telling you what to do.That is completely your decision.You are free to do whatever you want. I'm just telling you that you can't write a book critical of the cancer enterprise and hold a senior ...
Genes tell cells when to die, when to get fixed, and how to mesh with other signals in the body. Ordinarily, attacks on our genetic base are fixed day in and day out by a series of well honed repair processes that occur within the blink ...
... the tadpoles of the seed-corn fields of York County, Nebraska, are trying to tell us something: one in every three exposed to mixtures of ordinary chemicals in those fields die.3 Everybody knows that cancer can run in families.
Let me tell you something.We failed in ways that few people even imagine.” He went on: “There's a report we wrote, oh, close to three decades ago. It lays it all out. See if you can find a copy. Even you will be shocked.
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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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