S. Epstein, M.D.
Foreword by Congressman David Obey,
Introduction by Congressman John Conyers
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-
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
- Not always benign indifference
to cancer prevention
- Pervasive conflicts
of interest with the cancer drug and other industries.
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
by Samuel S. Epstein, MD
Foreword by Congressman David Obey, Introduction
By Congressman John Conyers
In their own words...
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...
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
Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D.,
M.P.H., World Resources Institute, Washington,
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.
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
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
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."
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