Description - The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Lee Davis
The War on Cancer set out to find, treat, and cure a disease. Left untouched were many of the things known to cause cancer, including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, or the global environment. Proof of how the world in which we live and work affects whether we get cancer was either overlooked or suppressed. This has been no accident. The War on Cancer was run by leaders of industries that made cancer-causing products, and sometimes also profited from drugs and technologies for finding and treating the disease. Filled with compelling personalities and never-before-revealed information, The Secret History of the War on Cancer shows how we began fighting the wrong war, with the wrong weapons, against the wrong enemies-a legacy that persists to this day. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain. A portion of the profits from this book will go to support research on cancer prevention.
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Author Biography - Devra Lee Davis
Devra Davis is the Director for the Center of Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1994 she was appointed by President Clinton to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Her previous book When Smoke Ran Like Water was a finalist for the National Book Award in Non-fiction.