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Dr. Lois Swirsky Gold

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Local Address:  Georgia , United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
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Meet Our Editorial Board, 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Lois Swirsky Gold, Ph.D. Director, Carcinogenic Potency Project
Dr. Gold is currently a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. She retired after 25 years at UCB and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has published more than 100 papers and two books about animal cancer tests, cancer risk assessment, and the implications for cancer prevention and regulatory policy. Her most recent book is Misconceptions about the Causes of Cancer. Dr. Gold has served on the Panel of Expert Reviewers for the National Toxicology Program, the Board of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, and is currently on the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors. Her website of the Carcinogenic Potency Project is an international resource of analyses of animal cancer tests. Currently, Dr. Gold is working on Risk Communication at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).
PRESS RELEASE: NCPA Study 214: Diet & Lifestyle, Not Chemicals, Are The Largest Cause of Cancer, 6 April 1998 [cached]
The reason: apples, plums, carrots, celery and most other fruits and vegetables contain chemicals that help fight cancer, while naturally occurring carcinogens are present in such small amounts they are not likely to be significant causes of cancer, according to Bruce Ames and Lois Gold, co-authors of the study.
Gold is the director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center.
"Unbalanced diets, diets that are too low in fruits and vegetables for example, cause about a third of all cancer deaths," Gold said.
In Honor of Earth Day, 1996, 1 Jan 1996 [cached]
This information as compiled by Bruce Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold.
Lois Gold is the Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at U.C. Berkeley. She has worked with the National Toxicology Program and is currently a board member of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Walnut Creek, 4 Aug 2010 [cached]
BERKELEY - A Chinese herbal product known to cause kidney failure and cancer in people and banned for importation two years ago by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is readily available through the Internet, pointing out the need for FDA policies regulating the sale of dangerous herbals through the Web, according to University of California, Berkeley researcher Lois Swirsky Gold.
In a letter in today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Gold, who directs the Carcinogenic Potency Project at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, reports that herbal products containing aristolochic acid can be easily purchased through the Internet, despite 105 documented cases of rapid kidney failure due to use in a Belgian clinic in 1993 of a diet supplement containing the herbal extract. Half of the 39 women who had their kidneys removed after taking the supplement were found to have cancer of the urinary tract, the letter notes. Kidney failure associated with aristolochic acid has been seen in eight other countries and urothelial cancer in two other countries, Gold said.
Many names are used for such products, including fang ji (Aristolochia fangchi) and wild ginger (Asarum canadense). The herbal products, which include those marketed as "Cramp Relief," "Cold Away," "Mother Earth's Cough Syrup," "Old Indian Herbal Syrup" and "PMS-Ease," are recommended on the Web for gastrointestinal symptoms, weight loss, cough, immune stimulation and menstrual cramps, among others. A list of products is at
"Aristolochia and aristolochic acid are known human and rat carcinogens," Gold said in an interview.
In Memoriam: Lois Swirsky Gold, ..., 1 June 2012 [cached]
In Memoriam: Lois Swirsky Gold, 1941-2012
In Memoriam: Lois Swirsky Gold, 1941-2012
For 30 years, she was the director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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