eminent toxicologist Devra L. Davis, PhD, MPH rejects aspartame, YouTube video 3:14 minutes: Rich Murray 2009.06.20
- eminent toxicologist Devra L. Davis, PhD, MPH rejects aspartame, YouTube
video 3:14 minutes: Rich Murray 2009.06.20
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sept. 13, 2008 Dr. Davis talks about aspartame 3:14 minute video
Devra L. Davis, PhD, MPH [ photo ]
Designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water
(2002, Basic Books), Devra Davis is Director of the world's first Center for
Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and
Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School
of Public Health.
Her recent book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, was a top pick by
Newsweek and is being used at major schools of public health, including
Harvard, Emory, and Tulane University.
The multidisciplinary Center for Environmental Oncology includes experts in
medicine, basic research, engineering and public policy, who will develop
cutting-edge studies to identify the causes of cancer and propose policies
to reduce the risks of the disease.
Dr. Davis's career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy, and
scientific research. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to
the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board,
(1994-99) an independent executive branch agency that investigates,
prevents, and mitigates chemical accidents.
As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the
Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials
in the United States, United Nations, World Health Organization, and World
She also served as a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change -- the group awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and a M.A. in Sociology
from the University of Pittsburgh.
She completed a Ph.D. in science studies at the University of Chicago as a
Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the
Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral
She has also authored more than 170 publications in books and journals
ranging from the Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association to
Scientific American and the New York Times.
Honored for her research and public policy work by various national and
international groups, she is member of both the American Colleges of
Toxicology and of Epidemiology.
She was honored by the Betty Ford Comprehensive Cancer Center and the
American Cancer Society with the Breast Cancer Awareness Award, commended by
the Director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service, and
has recently been appointed a Global Environmental advisor to Newsweek
She recently was the recipient of a Women's Leadership Exchange Compass
Award, presented by OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express,
for breaking the paradigms of how women are perceived over the last ten
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See 6:04 minute video, Russell L. Blaylock, MD, rejects aspartame,
confirming facts about crimes in its initial approval by the FDA in 1981:
Russell L. Blaylock, MD 601-982-1175 Madison, Mississippi
"Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills", 1977, 298 p., 493 references.
"Health and Nutrition Secrets that can save your life", 2002, 459 p.,
558 + 30 references, $ 30 http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/
aspartame, MSG, excitotoxins, NMDA glutamate receptors,
multiple sclerosis: Blaylock: Murray 2004.06.09
Lancet website aspartame letter 1999.07.29:
Excitotoxins 1999 Part 1/3 Blaylock: Murray 2000.01.14
The Medical Sentinel Journal 1999 Fall; (95 references)
Devra Lee Davis, U. Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, rejects aspartame --
Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor, drinks 12 cans Diet Pepsi daily: accurate
warning by Ronald K. Frazer: Murray 2008.01.13
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Souring on fake sugar (aspartame), Jennifer Couzin,
Science 2007.07.06: 4 page letter to FDA from 12 eminent
USA toxicologists re two Ramazzini Foundation
cancer studies 2007.06.25: Murray 2007.07.18
[ including Devra L. Davis ]
Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Environmental Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Hillman Cancer Pavillion
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232
[ dld20@..., w 412-623-4716 f 412-623-3201 c 412-897-1539
UPCI receives a total of $149 million in research grants, and is
ranked 11th in funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The Institute's 500 faculty and staff, representing over 30
disciplines, work together closely to improve the understanding of
cancer and to develop new lifesaving procedures in cancer prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment.
The University of Pittsburgh is ranked 7th in funding from the NIH.
NEW CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ONCOLOGY
FORMED AT UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Leading Expert on Environmental Dangers and Best Selling Author
Recruited as Director and Professor of Public Health
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20 -- Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, award-winning author
of the best-seller
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the
Battle Against Pollution,
has been recruited by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
(UPCI) to direct a new center for environmental oncology.
The mission of the center, based on an approach that is
prevention-focused and multi-disciplinary, is to reduce the risk of
cancer by applying the latest scientific findings on the avoidable
causes of cancer to protect individuals and the community at large.
"Most of our national efforts against cancer have focused on detecting
and treating disease after it has occurred,"
said Ronald Herberman, MD,
director of UPCI and the UPMC Cancer Centers.
"While this type of research is imperative, we simultaneously need to
greatly improve our research efforts to develop effective
interventions to address the known and suspected causes of cancer that
may help us in our efforts at prevention.
The development of this center is a crucial step in that direction and
Devra is unquestionably the best person for the job, given the breadth
of her knowledge and expertise in this area."
"Dr. Davis is a national leader in the field of epidemiology. We
anticipate that she will have a major impact in synthesizing the vast
amount of scientific data that is available on the causes of cancer
and converting this information into effective public policy and
education programs," said Bernard Goldstein, MD, dean of the
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH).
In her role as director of the new program, Dr. Davis, who also will
serve as professor of epidemiology at GSPH, will work
to create a center for excellence in research, education and public
policy that seeks to identify novel causes of cancer,
to develop and evaluate instruments for assessment and control of
environmental risk factors for cancer and strategies to protect people
from environmental cancer risks,
and to create public and professional programs that inform, educate
and change individual and institutional behaviors.
According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated two-thirds of
all cancer cases are linked to environmental causes;
many of these to lifestyle factors that can be modified.
"There are about ten million cancer survivors in the United States
today, each of whom is concerned with both their own survival and with
preventing disease from occurring in their family members,"
said Dr. Davis.
"Unfortunately, however, aside from smoking, drinking, other bad
habits, and some workplace exposures, most cases of cancer occur in
people who have led otherwise healthy lives.
Patterns of the disease remain largely unexplained.
With this new center, we aim to more fully understand our risks for
developing cancer by identifying controllable conditions and urging
prudent ways to lower the risk of the disease.
One of our first goals is to discover and promote concrete steps that
can be taken by individuals, hospitals, health professionals, the
surrounding communities, and private and public sector organizations
to prevent cancer and reduce the chance of recurrence."
According to Dr. Davis, research at the center seeks to address a key
What causes the majority of people who are born with a healthy array
of genes, some 95 percent of women with breast cancer, for example,
to develop defects during their lifetime that lead to cancer?
"While we know that there are more cases of cancer today because the
population is older, and the technology for identifying disease has
advanced, we cannot explain most cases of this disease,"
commented Dr. Davis.
A few of the environmental risk factors that will be examined at the
center include good and bad personal habits, such as nutrition,
exercise, alcohol drinking and smoking as well as factors in the
physical and chemical environment that have been linked to cancer such
as toxic chemicals, indoor and outdoor air pollutants, chlorination
by-products in domestic water, ingredients in personal care products,
and organochlorine residues in animal and fish fat.
By evaluating and consolidating the information on these and other
cancer hazards and prevention strategies, the program seeks to create
communication programs to inform patients, their families, the
government and private sector about hazards that can be controlled to
keep cancer from arising and the steps that can be taken to reduce the
chance that cancer will recur.
c2007 The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
412-647-2811/ PCI-INFO@... ]
Donald Rumsfeld CEO 1977-85 G.D. Searle & Co., got new President Reagan
to prohibit FDA opposition to aspartame 1981.01.25, history by lawyer
James S. Turner: Murray 2007.10.29
aspartame expose 96K Oct 1987 Part 1/3: Gregory Gordon,
UPI reporter: Murray 2000.07.10
aspartame history Part 1/4 1964-1976: Gold: Murray 1999.11.06
revolving door, Monsanto, FDA, EPA: NGIN: Murray 2002.12.23
re huge reduction in preterm births: folic acid prevents harm from
formaldehyde and formic acid made by body from methanol in alcohol drinks
and aspartame, BM Kapur, DC Lehotay, PL Carlen at U. Toronto, Alc Clin Exp
Res 2007 Dec: Rich Murray 2009.05.12
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
formaldehyde in FEMA trailers and other sources (aspartame,
dark wines and liquors, tobacco smoke): Murray 2008.01.30
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
details on 6 epidemiological studies since 2004 on diet soda (mainly
aspartame) correlations, as well as 14 other mainstream studies
on aspartame toxicity since summer 2005: Murray 2007.11.27
aspartame groups and books:
updated research review of 2004.07.16: Murray 2006.05.11
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