The President's Cancer Panel
The President's Cancer Panel has been issuing annual reports since the panel was created in 1971 as part of the United States' "War on Cancer."
"The Panel consists of 3 members, who are appointed by the President, (as vacancies arise) and who by virtue of their training, experience, and background are exceptionally qualified to appraise the US National Cancer Program."
"Of the 3 members, at least 2 will be distinguished scientists or physicians"
Description of Duties:
"The Panel shall monitor the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program, and shall report directly to the President. Any delays or blockages in rapid execution of the Program shall immediately be brought to the attention of the President."
President's Cancer Panel
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 31, Room B2B37, MSC 2590
Bethesda, MD 20892
Web: The President's Cancer Panel
The President's Cancer Panel Report
About the Report
The 2008-2009 report was submitted to President Obama and released to the public on May 6, 2010.
The Panel chose to focus this report on "Reducing Our Environmental Cancer Risk."
By "environmental" they mean our homes, jobs and schools, our food and water, medical tests and treatments--our every day life. As to the reason they chose this topic the Panel said this:
"Over the past several years, the Panel has noted the growing body of research on increased cancer risks associated with various environmental contaminants."
"Additionally, in previous meeting series addressing other topics, issues concerning possible associations between environmental influences and risk for specific cancers have been raised."
"Further, public and governmental awareness of environmental influences on health has grown substantially. For these reasons, the Panel concluded that an exploration of the current understanding and emerging science regarding environmental cancer risk would be both informative and timely."
Why You Should Read the President's Cancer Panel Report
The President's Cancer Panel Report is packed with information we need and the honesty we deserve. The report is written in a very straightforward manner and provides a comprehensive summary of why we must change our reactionary approach to the 80,000 untested chemicals in nearly everything we drink, touch, eat and breathe. We must become proactive to reduce our exposure to toxins and The Panel provides many suggestions to achieve that goal.
Read It ~ Share It ~ Take Action!!
Download the report (240 page/7KB pdf)
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More about the Report here.
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