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Int J Health Serv. 1999;29(3):565-78.

American Cancer Society: the world's wealthiest "nonprofit" institution.

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School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612-7260, USA.

Abstract

The American Cancer Society is fixated on damage control--diagnosis and treatment--and basic molecular biology, with indifference or even hostility to cancer prevention. This myopic mindset is compounded by interlocking conflicts of interest with the cancer drug, mammography, and other industries. The "nonprofit" status of the Society is in sharp conflict with its high overhead and expenses, excessive reserves of assets and contributions to political parties. All attempts to reform the Society over the past two decades have failed; a national economic boycott of the Society is long overdue.

PMID:
10450547
DOI:
10.2190/LRDF-UX2C-WVAV-VPC6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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