New Book Poses Question, “Are People Losing the War Against Cancer?”

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Author reveals the criminal indifference of some organizations to cancer prevention

Today, cancer rates have escalated to epidemic proportions, now striking nearly one in two men and more than one in three women. This prediction is based on statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. Author Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. believes the reason behind this increase is criminal indifference to cancer prevention and conflicts of interest. He shares his frank opinions in NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE and AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

Epstein argues that despite decades of false assurances, people are losing the winnable war against cancer. He claims that some institutions spend tens of billions of taxpayer and charity dollars, promoting treatment, yet ignore alternative strategies for preventing cancer, other than quitting smoking. Ironically, it seems that the more people spend on fighting cancer, the more cancer they get.

In NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE and AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, the author details how some organizations are sitting on mountains of information on avoidable causes of cancer, while failing to act on this and making it available to Congress and the public. He explains how people can win the war against cancer with strategies including "right-to-know" laws, ensuring public dissemination of critical information on avoidable causes of cancer, and Congressional reform to ensure that certain organizations protect the public rather than special interests.

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About the Author
Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, and former Congressional consultant. His awards include the 1998 Right Livelihood Award and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal. He has authored two hundred and seventy scientific articles and eighteen books on the causes, prevention and politics of cancer, including the groundbreaking The Politics of Cancer (1979); Cancer-Gate: How To Win The Losing Cancer War (2005); and Healthy Beauty (2010). Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority on avoidable causes of cancer in air, water, consumer products, and the workplace.

Criminal Indifference To Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest
Publication Date: May 17, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 203 pages; 978-1-4628-6134-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 203 pages; 978-1-4628-6135-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-6136-1

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