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1st Edition

How to Win the Losing Cancer War

ISBN 9780895033543
Published August 12, 2019 by Routledge
400 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Congressman David Obey
 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
 Praise for Recent Books by Samuel S. Epstein
 Praise for Cancer-Gate

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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.