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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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 ...
... Until he was fired in November 1989, Meyron Mehlman served at Mobil Oil as director of toxicology and manager of its environmental health and science laboratory, responsible for the international firm's testing of chemicals.
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 fact: the same basic structure of DNA is found in all mammals.
Bio-Test had tested one out of every three chemicals on which the government had any data. But without adequate records to show that the testing had been done properly (or at all), the reports of safety based on this work were worthless ...
Animal tests provide an important way to learn whether chemical and physical agencies which produce cancer in animals also produce cancer in man. Cramer noted that cancer often develops in both rodents and humans in the same tissues.
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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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