[Marxism] Query: American Cancer Society politics

Mike Friedman mikedf at amnh.org
Thu Apr 27 11:07:16 MDT 2006

Even more to the point, the focus on cancer cures lets the principal
culprits in the cancer epidemic -- mainly the petrochemical industry --
off the hook. Representatives of this industry figure prominently on the
boards of directors of organizations like the American Cancer Society: I
wonder why (asks rhetorically). A good book on this is Living Downstream
by ecologist, epidemiologist and cancer victim Sandra Steingraber.


> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:17:01 -0400
> From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: [Marxism] Query: American Cancer Society politics
> Some like to argue that the root cause of the neglect of prevention is
> that
> can research, like cancer treatment, is big business with close ties to
> pharmaceutical a manufacturing interests. The alternative-therapy advocate
> Ralph Moss, in his 1980 The Cancer Syndrome (updated in 1991 as The Cancer
> Industry), showed that man cancer research institutions, like the American
> Cancer Society and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, are not

Michael Friedman
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