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Cancer, Inc.

To find out more about corporate influence in cancer research and treatment, the science of pollution and health, and organizations and resources committed to preventing cancer, here's a suggested reading list:

For more on the politics of cancer, cancer agencies and organizations, and corporate influence in science:

Patient No More: The Politics of Breast Cancer, by Sharon Batt (Ragweed Press/ Gynergy Books, 1994) To order, call (902) 566-5750.

Breast Cancer: Poisons, Profits and Prevention, by Liane Clorfene-Casten (Common Courage Press, 1996).

The Politics of Cancer Revisited, by Samuel Epstein (East Ridge Press, 1998).

Cancer Wars, by Robert Proctor (Basic Books, 1995).

Chemical Deception: The Toxic Threat to Health and the Environment, by Marc Lappé (Sierra Club Books, 1991).

Betrayal of Science and Reason, by Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich (Island Press, 1996).

The Breast Cancer Prevention Program, by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. and David Steinman, with Suzanne LeVert (MacMillan, 1997)

Toxic Sludge Is Good For You, by John C. Stauber and Sheldon Rampton (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995)

Toxic Deception: How the chemical industry manipulates science, bends the law and endangers your health, by Dan Fagin, Marianne Lavelle, and the Center for Public Integrity (Birch Lane Press: Secausus, N.J., 1996)

For more on pollution and environmental estrogens and health:

Living Downstream, by Sandra Steingraber (Vintage, 1998).

Our Stolen Future, by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers (Plume/Penguin, 1997).

Generations at risk: How environmental toxins may affect reproductive health in Massachusetts, by Schettler, TG, Solomon, P. Burns and M. Valenti. 1996. Cambridge, MA: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, 131 pgs. (To order: Send check for $11.50 made payable to Greater Boston PSR. GBPSR, 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; phone (617) 497-7440; fax (617) 876-4277; e-mail:

For a "slide show" on the environment, breast cancer, and health, see the World Resources Institute's Environmental Links to Breast Cancer and Other Reproductive Health Problems, by Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D., MPH,

The Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts St., Newton, MA 02458; (617) 332-4288; fax (617) 332-4284; Studying elevated rates of breast cancer in Cape Cod and environmental links.

Organizations committed to cancer prevention:

Breast Cancer Action, 55 New Montgomery St., #323, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 243-9301;

Cancer Prevention Coalition, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612; (312) 996-2297;

Women's Cancer Resource Center, 1815 E. 41st St., Suite C, Minneapolis, MN 55407; (800) 908-8544.

Video and Resource Guide:

Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer, a 50-minute video featuring Olivia Newton John (Butterfield and Zuckerman Productions, Toronto, Ontario, 1997)

An excellent resource guide, Taking Action for a Healthy Future, accompanies the video. To order, call (416) 516-2600, Fax: 416-531-6214, e-mail:

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