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by Tony Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) The American Cancer Society (ACS) created some serious waves and backlash a few years ago when they disputed the findings of the President's Cancer Panel on the role of toxins in causing cancer. Though the report echoed what other experts have maintained for years, the ACS went out of its way to attack the report and downplay the role of toxins. Many critics have questioned the ACS's motives and pointed to apparent conflicts of interest due to numerous ties between the ACS and chemical industries, including large donations to the ACS.
Critics note that the ACS condemnation of the toxins report was far from the first time the Society has taken a stance that benefits those it has ties to while disputing expert reports and studies. Indeed, the ACS dispute of the report is merely the latest in a long line of controversial stances that appear to be self-serving and against the public interest.
Another example is the ACS's
continued support of mammograms.
Concerns over the safety and
efficacy of mammograms have been
widely reported dating all the way
back to 1977, including several
notable supporting studies
supporting such concerns. In spite
of those studies and concerns, the
ACS has remained a staunch supporter
of mammograms. Notably, the ACS has
strong ties to the mammography
The American Cancer Society has been
called "the world's wealthiest
non-profit" due to the tremendous
amount of money it raises every
year, its huge cash reserves, land
holdings and other assets and
salaries that range to above a
million dollars for top executives
as well as company automobiles and
generous benefits packages.
In the past most ACS funds have come
from public donations, and
high-profile fund raising campaigns.
However, over the last few decades,
an increasing proportion of the ACS
budget comes from large
corporations, including the
pharmaceutical, cancer, chemical and
fast food industries. In 1992, the
American Cancer Society Foundation
was created to allow the ACS to
solicit contributions of more than
To see Part 2 of this series:
To see Part 3:
Breast Cancer Deception - Hiding the Truth Beneath a Sea of Pink
"The Secret History of the War on Cancer", Devra Davis, Basic Books/Perseus Books Group, 2007
About the author
Tony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation and the American Botanical Council. He is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy." Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at The Truth About Cancer, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, Health Secrets, the Cancer Tutor, the Silver Bulletin, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health, and several other venues. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. He is also the local moderator of the CureZone Cancer Alternatives forum. Tony and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life natural health website where their motto is "It's never too late or too early to begin living longer, healthier and happier lives."
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