by Doug Ulman
Lots of attention today to the President?s Cancer Panel report on cancer and the environment.
The LIVESTRONG team wants to applaud the Panel?s work in this area. We hear questions related to these issues all the time: Do certain plastics cause cancer? Are pesticides used on food damaging my health? What about industrial chemicals in our environment? These are things Americans worry about. The Panel?s report calls for more aggressive research into environmental cancer triggers, shines a light on ways our government can be more pro-active in protecting our health, and describes steps we can take to shield ourselves and our families.
The President?s Cancer Panel usually has three members and until 2008, Lance was one of them. After six years of service, he felt others would want to contribute and made way for new leadership. However, no one has been appointed to fill his spot. Dr. LaSalle Leffall and Dr. Margaret Kripke remain its leaders and do a tremendous job in fulfilling the Panel?s mission: appraising our approach and progress in the fight against cancer.