Award-winning author, Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., whose 1978 book The Politics of Cancer shook the political establishment by showing how the federal government had been corrupted by industrial polluters, has written a book that is sure to be of equal consequence. Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War 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.These institutions, Epstein alleges, have spent tens of billions of taxpayer and charity dollars primarily targeting silver-bullet cures, strategies that have largely failed, while virtually ignoring strategies for preventing cancer in the first place. As a result, cancer rates have escalated to epidemic proportions, now striking nearly one in every two men, and more than one in every three women. This translates into approximately 50 percent more cancer in men, and 20 percent more cancer in women over the course of just one generation.
Samuel S. Epstein
Baywood Publishing Company Inc
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Series: Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series
12 August 2019
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Foreword by Congressman David Obey Preface Acknowledgments Introduction by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. PART I Cancer Policy and Politics 1. Losing the War Against Cancer: Who's to Blame and What to Do About It 2. Debate on Policies of the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and American College of Radiology A. Losing the War Against Cancer : A Need for Public Policy Reforms B. Mammography Radiates Doubts C. National Cancer Institute Reaffirms Commitment to Prevention National Cancer Institute D. American College of Radiology Refutes Epstein's Comments on Mammography American College of Radiology E. Cancer Establishment Continues to Mislead Public: Epstein Rebuts National Cancer Institute and American College of Radiology Responses F. The Cancer War and Its Critics Washington Post G. Epstein Rebuts the Washington Post Editorial 3. Dangers and Unreliability of Mammography: Breast Examination Is a Safe, Effective, and Practical Alternative With Rosalie Bertell and Barbara Seaman 4. Evaluation of the National Cancer Program and Proposed Reforms 5. American Cancer Society: The World's Wealthiest Nonprofit Institution 6. Legislative Proposals for Reversing the Cancer Epidemic and Controlling Run-Away Industrial Technologies 7. The Crisis in U.S. and International Cancer Policy 8. Strategies for the Stop Cancer Campaign 9. REACH: An Unprecedented Science-Based European Initiative for Regulating Industrial Chemicals PART II Poorly Recognized Carcinogens in Food 10. Debate on Safety of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone A. Potential Public Health Hazards of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone B. FDA Publishes Bovine Growth Hormone Data Ann Gibbons, (in Science) C. Rebuttal of Gibbons's Article Discrediting the Epstein Publication Vicente Navarro 11. Questions and Answers on Synthetic Bovine Growth Hormones 12. Unlabeled Milk from Cows Treated with Biosynthetic Growth Hormones: A Case of Regulatory Abdication 13. The Chemical Jungle: Today's Beef Industry 14. Preventing Pathogenic Food Poisoning: Sanitation, Not Irradiation with Wenonah Hauter PART III Pro-Industry Bias, Corporate Crime, and Poorly Recognized Risks of Cancer 15. Pro-industry Bias in Science 16. Corporate Crime: Why We Cannot Trust Industry-Derived Safety Studies 17. Industrial Risks of Colorectal Cancer With Bret A. Lashner 18. Industrial Risks of Breast Cancer PART IV Epilogue Why We Are Still Losing the Winnable Cancer War Appendix: Endorsers of Proposals for Cancer Policy Reform References and Further Readings Index Praise for Recent Books by Samuel S. Epstein Praise for Cancer-Gate
SAMUEL S. EPSTEIN, M.D., professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, is a leading international expert on the environmental causes of cancer. His previous books include The Politics of Cancer.