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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A decade ago Leaf, a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public's immense investment in research has been badly misspent, why scientists seldom collaborate and share their data, why new drugs are so expensive yet routinely fail, and why our best hope for progress-- brilliant young scientists-- are now abandoning the search for a cure.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2013
ISBN: 9781476739984
1476739986
9781476739991
1476739994
9781476740003
1476740003
Branch Call Number: 616.99 LEAF
Characteristics: 499 pages : illustrations ; 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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