The Politics of Cancer Revisited
East Ridge Press, 1998
By Samuel S. Epstein
||We Can Reverse the Cancer Epidemic.
So Why Don't We?
Misdirected policies of the "cancer establishment": National
Cancer Institution and American Cancer Society.
Unbalanced fixation on damage control - diagnosis and treatment
- and molecular biology.
Not always benign indifference to cancer prevention
Pervasive conflicts of interest with the cancer drug and
|Two decades following his landmark
The Politics of Cancer, Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. now presents fresh, compelling
and detailed evidence on why we are losing the winnable war against cancer.
The author's basic charges are backed by 65 leading national public health
and cancer prevention experts, including part directors of three federal
health agencies (OSHA, NIOSH, &NIEHS).
Presenting... THE POLITICS OF CANCER Revisited
by Samuel S. Epstein, MD
Foreword by Congressman David Obey,
Introduction By Congressman John Conyers
|In their own words...
"... This work is muscular, relentless, and compelling. Its thesis:
billions of public dollars are being misspent in an ill-conceived 'war
on cancer'-a war we are losing because we are not addressing the increasingly
carcinogenic environment that man has created. The author documents that
opposition from powerful corporate interests, and their allies in government
and the academy, has sustained this strategy... A must-read for the scientist
and the citizen concerned with the public's health... a must-read."
Quentin D. Young, M.D., Past President,
American Public Health Association
" A remarkable scientifically documented analysis of the failing war
against cancer and the reason for the failure. This book also provides
a practical road map for personal and political opportunities for turning
the tide of the modern cancer epidemic."
Devra Lee Davis,
Ph.D., M.P.H., World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.
|" Cancer continues to be the scourge of many workplaces;
this book is an extraordinary weapon to mount an attack on this deadly
disease... Dr. Epstein's work is a strong rebuttal to the self-interested
Pollyannas in the cancer establishment and provides worker advocates with
essential knowledge that will serve to protect the lives of those we represent."
Robert Wages, President, Oil, Chemical,
and Atomic Workers International Union, AFL-CIO.
"A unique and superbly documented indictment of the National Cancer
Institute and the American Cancer Society for their reckless indifference
to cancer prevention, for their incestuous relationship with the cancer
drug industry, and for their false claims for miracle cancer drugs and
for winning the war against cancer."
Barbara Seaman, Co-founder, national Women's
Health Network and the author, the Doctors' Case Against the Pill.
In this book, world-cancer-expert
Dr. Samuel Epstein indicts the National Cancer Institute and the American
Cancer Society for responsibility in losing the cancer war.
We are not winning the war against cancer. We are losing the war.
The number of Americans getting cancer each year has escalated over recent
decades, while our ability to treat and cure most common cancers has remained
Dr. Epstein states: "The National Cancer Institute and the American
Cancer Society have misled and confused the public and Congress by repeated
false claims that we are winning the war against cancer claims made
to create public and Congressional support for massive increases in budgetary
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