The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Basic Books, 20 nov 2007 - 528 páginas
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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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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


The Secret History
Natural and Other Experiments
A Broad Enough Principle
Phantom Collaborators
Fear Sells
Making Goods out of Bads
Saving Cigarettes
The Good War
Cancer Doctoring
Deconstructing Cancer Statistics
Doctoring Evidence
The Harshest of Schoolmasters
No Safe Place
Chasing Tales
Presumed Innocent 391 Epilogue Mothers Last
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Página v - Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And vanity comes along and asks the question. "Is it popular?" But conscience asks the question, "Is it right?

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Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, directs Pittsburgh's Center for Environmental Oncology and is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize of 2007, she was founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies at the National Academy of Science and presidential appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. She is the acclaimed author of When Smoke Ran Like Water, Finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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