Cancer Wars: How Politics Shapes What We Know and Don't Know About Cancer

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BasicBooks, 1995 - Medical - 356 pages
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Why, given all the time and money spent on cancer research, we can't get consistent answers to the most fundamental questions about prevention and treatment."A brilliant history of the social biases, economic interests, and political stakes that have long entered debates over the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer...The book reflects Proctor's superb scholarship, but is also lucid and interesting."--Dorothy Nelkin, New York University

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Science historian Proctor discusses not only the war fought against cancer but especially the several wars fought over cancer. He notes several prominent, disturbing facts: despite 20 or more years of ... Read full review

Contents

A Disease of Civilization?
16
The Environmentalist Thesis
35
The Percentages Game
54
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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