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Pediatric Cancer and Disease

Dr. Lawrence D. Rosen is a board-certified general pediatrician committed to family-centered, holistic child health care. He is the founder of one of the country's first green, integrative primary care practices -- the Whole Child Center -- in Oradell, NJ. He serves as Medical Advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Rosen is a nationally recognized expert in Pediatric Integrative Medicine. He is a founding member and Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. He is a frequent speaker at both professional and consumer gatherings, discussing topics such as holistic care of the newborn and the integrative management of autism. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. 

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Landmark Policy Study: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented
(American Institute of Cancer Research)

National Cancer Institute 

Viewpoint - Cognitive Late Effects: We Are Failing Our Children
Cyndi MacKinlay is the mother of a 15-year old cancer survivor. Her son, Andrew, was diagnosed in 1998 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when he was five years old.  He concluded treatment in 2000 and remains in remission. This author explores the similarity of "cognitive late effects" experienced by patients with brain trauma and children with leukemia, the population most at risk for cognitive late effects.
Viewpoint - The Secret History of the War on Cancer
In her recent book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, writes: "Look around and it seems that cancer has become the price of modern life. In America and England, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop cancer in their lifetime.
Research - Lifestye and Environmental Agents Causing Cancer: An Overview
The increasing incidence of a variety of cancers after the Second World War confronts scientists with the question of their origin. In Western countries, expansion and aging of the population as well as progress in cancer detection using new diagnostic and screening tests cannot fully account for the observed growing incidence of cancer. Researchers at the Cancer Research Center in Paris explore the hypothesis that environmental factors play a more important role in cancer genesis than is generally agreed.
Research - Pediatric Diabetes
This is a list of research on the topic of childhood diabetes and environmental factors published since 2005 that offers links to articles from the National Library of Medicine.

Research - Asthma, Allergies and Environmental Factors
Environmental factors are associated with asthma, allergies and respiratory infections. This is a list of research focused primarily on asthma that offers links from the National Library of Medicine.

Research - Diet and Prevention INDEX
This page summarizes information on our site concerning diet and prevention. It includes links to stories on organic foods, Ms. Imus' cookbook, as well as recent articles and research from the National Library of Medicine. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order.