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, ...
... use until more than a decade after it had been proven to prevent this disease, because of fears that it would undermine the private practice of medicine.These delays led to unnecessary surgery or death for millions of women.
... only one in four cases of mesothelioma—a rare tumor believed to be uniquely tied with asbestos exposure—is compensated for workplace exposures.21 In many industrial countries today, one in three men and half of all women with this ...
In America and England, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop cancer in their lifetime. In America alone, there are currently more than 10 million cancer survivors. Cancer is the leading killer of ...
But an aging population does not explain why five times more men and women get brain cancer in America than in Japan. Nor do we understand why rates of testicular cancer in men under age forty have risen 50 percent in one decade in most ...
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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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