THE POLITICS OF CANCER -REVISITED
(With an Introduction by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. and a Foreword by Congressman David Obey)
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 virtually unchanged.
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 appropriations."
The Politics of Cancer Revisited will make headlines as Dr. Epstein again comes head-to-head with the cancer establishment, disputing their claims with thorough documentation, clarifying misleading statistics, exposing budgetary shell games, and defining the political and economic reasons, rather than lack of scientific information, for the losing cancer war.
For the first time, the American public will find out the truth behind the much-acclaimed "War Against Cancer" in a thoroughly documented expos, of the policies and priorities of the cancer establishment _ the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). The Politics of Cancer Revisited challenges misleading claims that we have "turned the tide against cancer" and shows how the establishment is largely responsible for losing the winnable war against cancer. With equal accuracy and vigor, the book provides vital information _ long ignored or trivialized by the cancer establishment _ on a wide range of avoidable causes of cancer and on how readers and their families can protect themselves against cancer.
Backed by meticulously detailed documentation, The Politics of Cancer Revisited, which follows the author's landmark book of 20 years ago, is a scorching indictment of the cancer establishment sure to stun readers with its revelations. They will learn:
It should be recognized that Dr. Epstein's charges against the cancer establishment have been supported by some 65 leading national public health and preventive medicine experts, including past directors of federal agencies.
SAMUEL S. EPSTEIN, M.D., Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, is an internationally recognized authority on the toxic and carcinogenic effects of environmental pollutants in air, water, and the workplace, and of ingredients and contaminants in consumer products _ food, cosmetics, and household products. He is author of 260 scientific articles and ten books, including the prize-winning The Politics of Cancer (1978), and The Politics of Cancer Revisited (1998), and co-author of The Legislation of Product Safety: Consumer Health and Product Hazards (1976), Hazardous Wastes in America (1982), The Safe Shopper's Bible (1995), and The Breast Cancer Prevention Program (1998), besides numerous editorials in leading national newspapers.
Dr. Epstein's activities in the interface between science and public policy include: consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works; frequent invited Congressional testimony; and membership on key federal agency advisory committees, including the Health Effects Advisory Committee of EPA and the Department of Labor Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Occupational Carcinogens. He was the key expert involved in the banning of hazardous products and pesticides, including DDT, Aldrin, and Chlordane, and is the leading international expert on the public health hazards of biosynthetic bovine growth hormone (rBGH) used for increasing milk production, and of sex hormones used for fattening cattle in feedlots.
Dr. Epstein is past chairman of the Air Pollution Control Association Committee on Biological Effects of Air Pollutants; President of the Society of Occupational and Environmental Health; Founder and Secretary of the Environmental Mutagen Society; President of the Rachel Carson Council, Inc.; and advisor to a wide range of organized labor, public interest, and citizen activist groups. He is currently Chairman of the nationwide Cancer Prevention Coalition.
Dr. Epstein has extensive media experience, involving numerous invited appearances on the major national TV networks, including Sixty Minutes, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, McNeil/Lehrer, Donahue, Good Morning America, and the Today Show. He has also had frequent appearances on Canadian, European, Australian, and Japanese TV.