(Much of this comes from the press release from the publisher, however Ann Fonfa, president of Annie Appleseed Project has met, worked with and much admires Dr. Epstein - an extremely fierce advocate).
Dr. Samuel Epstein is the founder of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and an impassioned advocate. He is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Author of almost a dozen books and over 250 scientific articles.
Perhaps his most well-known book, "The Politics of Cancer" was published in 1978.
"Cancer-Gate", his most recent book shows that, contrary to the impression fostered by our public-relations-dominated media, we are in fact losting the much-vaunted "War on Cancer".
He claims that National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have both betrayed us, spending tens of billions of dollars of taxpayers and charity money "primarily targeting silver-bullet cures while ignoring strategies for preventing cancer in the first place".
As a result, he says, cancer rates have escalated to epidemic proportions, now striking one in every two American men and more than one in three women.
Dr. Epstein sugests that NCI and ACS are sitting on tons of information about avoidable environmental causes of cancer rather than making this information public.
The book talks about reforming NCI and ACS. It carries a wake-up call for Congress and much more. The foreword is by Congressman David Obey and an introduction by Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
This is an angry, impassioned and important book. Some of it is quite technical and many chaptes first appeared as scientific articles in the International Journal of Health Services.
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