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The Secret History of the War on Cancer

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Publisher Comments:

The War on Cancer set out to find, treat, and cure a disease. Left untouched were many of the things known to cause cancer, including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, or the global environment. Proof of how the world in which we live and work affects whether we get cancer was either overlooked or suppressed. This has been no accident. The War on Cancer was run by leaders of industries that made cancer-causing products, and sometimes also profited from drugs and technologies for finding and treating the disease. Filled with compelling personalities and never-before-revealed information, The Secret History of the War on Cancer shows how we began fighting the wrong war, with the wrong weapons, against the wrong enemies-a legacy that persists to this day. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain. A portion of the profits from this book will go to support research on cancer prevention.

Synopsis:

The author of the critically acclaimed When Smoke Ran Like Water offers a searing expos of the mishandling of the War on Cancer, especially in looking at those things known to cause cancer--including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the global environment--because of the influence of industries making cancer-causing products.

Synopsis:

Relates the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain.

About the Author

Devra Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Professor of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health. She was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in 1994 and also served as Scholar in Residence at the National Academy of Science. She works in Pittsburgh, and lives in Washington, D.C. She is married to Richard D. Morgenstern and has two children and two grandchildren.

Table of Contents

The secret history — Natural and other experiments — A broad enough principle — Phantom collaborators — Fear sells — Making goods out of bads — Saving cigarettes — The good war — Cancer doctoring — Deconstructing cancer statistics — Doctoring evidence — The harshest of schoolmasters — No safe place — Chasing tales — Presumed innocent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465010318
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Medical : History
Author:
Devra Lee Davis
Author:
Davis, Devra Lee.
Author:
Davis, Devra
Subject:
Cancer - Prevention - Economic aspects
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Oncology
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Cancer -- Prevention -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Audio Books-Health and Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Cancer
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Politics of Health Care
Subject:
Medical : Oncology
Subject:
Medical : Health Care Delivery
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : General
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Product details pages Basic Books - English 9780465010318 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of the critically acclaimed When Smoke Ran Like Water offers a searing expos of the mishandling of the War on Cancer, especially in looking at those things known to cause cancer--including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the global environment--because of the influence of industries making cancer-causing products.
"Synopsis" by , Relates the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain.
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