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Losing the Cancer War

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Winning the war on cancer means preventing cancer. Yet cancer is a multi-billion dollar business. Isn’t preventing cancer bad for business? It is for the pharmaceutical and mammography businesses. These industries have intricate ties to U. S. policy makers, directing research funds to insure their continued profits in cancer diagnosis/treatment. It’s time for reform. Congressional leaders are calling for an investigation of the U. S. National Cancer Institute for its indifference to cancer prevention, other than smoking, and for denying the public of its Right-to-Know, and for failing to inform Congress and regulatory agencies. 

You can add your voice on one or all fronts:  Stop cancer before it starts.

Who is losing the war on cancer?

The U. S. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- giving up control to corporate interests;

“a governmental pharmaceutical company”-- Samuel Broder, former NCI director;

“plagued by lack of public participation and openness”-- Senator John Glenn

The American Cancer Society (ACS) - world’s wealthiest non-profit;
“more interested in accumulating wealth than saving lives”--Chronicle of Philanthropy

The medical-industrial complex and U. S. agencies - FDA, EPA, USDA “allowing American citizens to be guinea pigs” for Monsanto, Dupont, Amgen, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, American Cyanamid…

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Recommended Resources

The Politics of Cancer, Revisited
“ a must-read for the scientist and citizen concerned with the public’s health” Quentin Young, M.D.,

past President of the American Public Health Association

The Stop Cancer Before It Starts Campaign: How to Win the Losing War Against Cancer, 2003

Research on failed policies of the NCI and ACS

View the media advisory.
Read the report.

New book, available

February 2005.

Cancer-Gate:  How to Win the Losing Cancer War



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