Author Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. Warns People that They Are Losing the War against Cancer

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Compelling book reveals the harmful effects of society’s indifference to cancer prevention

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Today, cancer rates have escalated to epidemic proportions, now striking nearly one in two men and more than one in three women, as documented by the federal Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. Author Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. warns that the reason for this dramatic increase is frank indifference to cancer prevention and conflicts of interest, which are detailed in the book, “NATIONAL CANCER INSTlTUTE and AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY”.
Epstein presents evidence that despite decades of false assurances, we are losing the winnable war against cancer, and that the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society spend tens of billions of taxpayer and charity dollars, promoting treatment, while ignoring strategies for preventing cancer, other than quitting smoking. Ironically, the more we now spend on fighting cancer, the more cancer we get.
In “NATIONAL CANCER INSTlTUTE 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 270 scientific articles and 18 books on the causes, prevention and politics of cancer, including the groundbreaking The Politics of Cancer (1979); Cancer-Gate: How To Win The Losing Cancel War (2005); and Healthy Beauty (2010). Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognize 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
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