Cancer Treatment Choice

Dec 28, 2017: In Memoriam: Jim Duke

Citizens for Health regrets the loss of a dear friend and champion of the health freedom movement, Jim Duke. A renaissance man in the truest sense of the word, and as frequent collaborator Steven Foster notes, “His impact and inspiration for the last three generations of all aspects of the herbal community cannot be overstated.” He worked for the USDA’s…

May 11, 2010: Making the World Safe for Cancer

By Alison Rose Levy via www.healthjournalist.com When it comes to increasing cancer rates, we’ve done everything right. We couldn’t have done it better if we’d actually planned it. That’s the takeaway from the President’s Cancer Panel. Legislatively mandated back in 1971, this prestigious panel just issued its 2009 report. Reading it is an eye-opening experience. I’ll synopsize the basic findings…

May 06, 2010: New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer

By Nicholas Kristof via New York Times The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies. The cancer panel is releasing a landmark 200-page report on Thursday, warning that our lackadaisical approach to…

Apr 05, 2010: Scientist: FDA Suppressed Imaging Safety Concerns

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Food and Drug Administration scientist said Tuesday his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning. Dr. Julian Nicholas said at a public hearing that he and other FDA staffers “were pressured to change their scientific opinion,” after they opposed…

Nov 02, 2009: GAO: FDA Not Pulling Unproven Drugs

Government Accountability Probe Finds Poor Follow-Up by Drug Watchdog on Fast-Tracked Medications (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn’t extend patients’ lives, say congressional investigators. A report due out Monday from the Government Accountability Office also shows that the FDA has…

Oct 30, 2009: Fighting Cancer With Fruit

by David Servan-Schreiber, MD PhD. New research shows our bodies are surprisingly good at fighting some cancers on their own. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber on how lifestyle changes can be as effective as surgery or chemo. Last week, a large study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and picked up by The New York Times courageously raised the…

Oct 21, 2009: In Shift, Cancer Society Has Concerns on Screenings

By Gina Kolata via www.nytimes.com The American Cancer Society, which has long been a staunch defender of most cancer screening, is now saying that the benefits of detecting many cancers, especially breast and prostate, have been overstated. It is quietly working on a message, to put on its Web site early next year, to emphasize that screening for breast and…