Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War / Edition 1

Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War / Edition 1

by Samuel S. Epstein
     
 

Epstein (environmental and occupational medicine emeritus, U. of Illinois, Chicago) asserts that the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have consciously sought questionable cures rather than taking steps to prevent cancer, and that both organizations serve pharmaceutical companies and environmental polluters rather than the public… See more details below

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Epstein (environmental and occupational medicine emeritus, U. of Illinois, Chicago) asserts that the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have consciously sought questionable cures rather than taking steps to prevent cancer, and that both organizations serve pharmaceutical companies and environmental polluters rather than the public interest. He cites as evidence, for example, his commentary and those of other interested parties on the policies and practices of the ACS, the NCI and the American College of Radiology regarding mammography. He also describes his concerns about hidden carcinogens in food, such as the presence of Bovine Growth Hormone in milk, the pro-industry bias he has detected in the journal Science, the possibilities for fraught in industry-derived safety studies, and industrial risks of colorectal cancer. Epstein closes with final observations on why America is losing a winnable war against cancer and a list of his supporters. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895033543
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Policy, Politics, Health, and Medicine Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Congressman David Obey
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

PART I Cancer Policy and Politics
1. Losing the War Against Cancer: Who's to Blame and What to Do About It
2. Debate on Policies of the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and American College of Radiology
    A. Losing the "War Against Cancer": A Need for Public Policy Reforms
    B. Mammography Radiates Doubts
    C. National Cancer Institute Reaffirms Commitment to Prevention National Cancer Institute
    D. American College of Radiology Refutes Epstein's Comments on Mammography American College of Radiology
    E. Cancer Establishment Continues to Mislead Public: Epstein Rebuts National Cancer Institute
      and American College of Radiology Responses
    F. The Cancer War and Its Critics Washington Post
    G. Epstein Rebuts the Washington Post Editorial
3. Dangers and Unreliability of Mammography: Breast Examination Is a Safe, Effective, and Practical Alternative With Rosalie Bertell and Barbara Seaman
4. Evaluation of the National Cancer Program and Proposed Reforms
5. American Cancer Society: The World's Wealthiest "Nonprofit" Institution
6. Legislative Proposals for Reversing the Cancer Epidemic and Controlling Run-Away Industrial Technologies
7. The Crisis in U.S. and International Cancer Policy
8. Strategies for the Stop Cancer Campaign
9. REACH: An Unprecedented Science-Based European Initiative for Regulating Industrial Chemicals

PART II Poorly Recognized Carcinogens in Food
10. Debate on Safety of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone
    A. Potential Public Health Hazards of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone
    B. FDA Publishes Bovine Growth Hormone Data Ann Gibbons, (in Science)
    C. Rebuttal of Gibbons's Article Discrediting the Epstein Publication Vicente Navarro
11. Questions and Answers on Synthetic Bovine Growth Hormones
12. Unlabeled Milk from Cows Treated with Biosynthetic Growth Hormones: A Case of Regulatory Abdication
13. The Chemical Jungle: Today's Beef Industry
14. Preventing Pathogenic Food Poisoning: Sanitation, Not Irradiation with Wenonah Hauter

PART III Pro-Industry Bias, Corporate Crime, and Poorly Recognized Risks of Cancer
15. Pro-industry Bias in Science
16. Corporate Crime: Why We Cannot Trust Industry-Derived Safety Studies
17. Industrial Risks of Colorectal Cancer With Bret A. Lashner
18. Industrial Risks of Breast Cancer

PART IV Epilogue
Why We Are Still Losing the Winnable Cancer War
Appendix: Endorsers of Proposals for Cancer Policy Reform
References and Further Readings
Index
Praise for Recent Books by Samuel S. Epstein
Praise for Cancer-Gate

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