Independent Science News just published: Why Cancer Research Has Stalled. This new article by Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus, Cornell University) suggests that significant scientific advancement in the understanding, prevention and treatment of cancer requires a totally different research focus.
Synopsis: The failure of science and medicine to prevent or significantly treat the current epidemic of cancer is not necessarily due to the inherent invincibility of the disease. T Colin Campbell, cancer biologist and nutrition researcher, proposes that the primary reason for lack of progress is paradigm failure: that medical science is mired in the faulty dogma that cancer is primarily a genetic disease.
According to mainstream thinking, cancer results from an accumulation of mutations in cells and tumors. These mutations result from certain mutagenic risk factors, inheritance, or just bad luck. Therefore cancer, by inference, is typically irreversible. But Prof. Campbell points out that his research, and that of many others, indicates that many known causes of cancers are non-mutagenic factors. These include nutrition, hormones, stress, and non-mutagenic man-made chemicals. The nature of these factors suggests that cancer might be reversible, preventable, or curable by non-invasive and non-toxic means.
Despite the persistent failure of medical science to defeat this disease while relying on the genetic paradigm, these promising alternative areas of research are consistently neglected.
Read Dr. Campbell’s full article at: http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/why-cancer-research-has-stalled/
T. Colin Campbell has also published three books. Together these suggest the key but neglected role of nutrition in health and expose the financial and political interests biasing scientific research and science-based policy.
The China Study (2013) by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and by Thomas Campbell, MD.
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, with Howard Jacobson, PhD.
The Low-Carb Fraud by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, with Howard Jacobson, PhD
For more information visit the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Ithaca, NY.