Dr Samuel S. Epstein Tees off on National Cancer Instutute and American Cancer Society

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Dr Samuel S. Epstein, a world-renowned professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine from the University of Illinois School of Public Health, wrote a scathing indictment of the orthodox cancer establishment.  He has written over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 books on medical topics.  He is one of the world’s leading critics of the cancer establishment with his insightful, highly documented analysis of the cancer industry.

In short, Epstein’s book (entitled NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE and AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest) states that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS), as well as the cancer industry in general, are more focused on profits and maintaining the status quo of orthodox cancer treatments.  There has been no organizational focus on cancer prevention. This is one reason why cancer incidence rates have increased at an astronomical rate.

Dr. Epstein has also been an expert who has worked to let people know that our high levels of exposure to carcinogens has been another powerful factor that has led to higher cancer rates. Over the years, industry has manufactured more and more chemicals. These chemicals are in our air, food, water, personal products, household products, cleaning chemicals, prescription drugs, and others. We are literally inundated with chemicals everywhere we go. There is virtually no escape from exposure to chemicals in modern society.

Epstein also notes that the cancer establishment has greatly overstated their progress in the fight on cancer. The media is literally inundated with media reports of promising cancer treatments that are ‘just around the corner’. The cancer industry claims that they have made significant progress in reducing the number of people diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. population. In the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2000, which was compiled in 2003, Epstein shows that this claim is at odds with data from NCI.  In this same period, cancer rates increased by 18 percent. There have been an explosion in non-smoking related cancers, marked by a 104% increase in liver cancer, 88% increase in prostate cancer, and a 14% increase in brain cancer. More disheartening is that the overall cancer mortality rate has remained essentially constant.

An indication that things are not right is that as the spending on cancer increases, the incidence of cancer increases with it.  When cancer rates go up, so does the budgets of NCI, ACS and other cancer establishment organizations. In the period from 1971 to 2000, the NCI budget grew by 2,500%, from $220 million to $4.6 billion!

But the most shocking revelation from Epstein is in reference to the massive conflicts of interest in the cancer industry. ACS, NCI, the National Institutes of Health, and other organizations all have close ties to one another.  And they all band together to work to preserve the focus on orthodox cancer treatment methodology and philosophy.  Approximately half of the member of the ACS board are physicians and scientists with close ties to NCI. Many board members and colleagues get funding from ACS and NCI.

Many of these topics, I have discussed at length in various other articles.  Dr. Epstein is just substantiating the things that me, and other critics of the corruption in the cancer industry have been speaking about.  Unfortunately, many physicians are addicted to the massive profits to be made. Others are fearful of incurring the wrath of the medical establishment, and fear professional ostracism, ridicule, and loss of their ability to practice medicine or receive funding for research. Many professors who challenge the status quo lose their research positions. So the price for going against the medical mafia can be high. But things will not change until the people become knowledgeable, and stop allowing medical professionals to give them chemotherapy, radiation and surgery for cancer.

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