The Truth in Small Doses

The Truth in Small Doses

Why We're Losing the War on Cancer--and How to Win It

Book - 2013
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Investigates the lack of progress in the fight against cancer, citing misspent billions, non-collaboration among researchers, expensive drugs, and brain-drain.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781476739984
1476739986
1476740003
9781476740003
Branch Call Number: 616.994061 L
Characteristics: viii, 499 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm

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StarGladiator
Nov 29, 2014

Sort of agree, sort of disagree with author: over 60,000 new synthetic substances introduced into America, without standard toxicity testing due to changes from the Reagan administration. What effect does atrazine have on breast cancer, certainly has affect on male testes across the animal spectrum? Just one example . . . [Other problems: medicine too profit driven!]

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jamesian
Nov 28, 2014

Group think - what the author calls our way of approaching cancer treatments - is a failure.
In his insightful examination, you will learn about how big medicine works and doesn't work. Complete review here:
http://seattlesciencewriter.com/blog/groupthink-fail-in-cancer-research/

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Nov 28, 2014

The seemingly immutable nature of the grant-getting pecking order is not just a quirky phenomenon. It reveals something important about the medical-research funding process itself: it suggests the system is not as purely “science driven” or merit-based as it has been held up to be.

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