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Fighting for a safer environment at home, in the community, and at work


By Samuel S. Epstein M.D.


  • Is a groundbreaking new book. It warns that, contrary to three decades of promises, we are losing the winnable war against cancer, and that the hand-in-glove generals of the federal National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the private ?nonprofit? American Cancer Society (ACS) have betrayed us
  • The book shows how the NCI and ACS are corroded with major institutional and personal conflicts of interest with cancer drug companies
  • How the NCI and ACS are sitting on mountains of information about avoidable environmental causes of cancer rather than making this available to the public in any systematic and understandable way
  • Contrary to NCI and ACS claims, the escalating incidence of cancer cannot be explained away by smoking, but is due to avoidable exposures to a multiplicity of environmental carcinogens

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is professor emeritus of environmental medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the international Cancer Prevention Coalition. He is the author of 270 scientific publications, and author or coauthor of 12 books. These include the prize winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer, the 1995 The Safe Shopper's Bible , and the 2005 Cancer Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War. He is recipient of multiple awards, including the 1998 Right Livelihood Award for incomparable contributions to cancer prevention, and for leadership role in warning of the dangers of rBGH milk, the 2000 Project Censored Award, and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism, and International Contributions to Cancer Prevention.

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