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Dr. Lois Swirsky Gold

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Children's Hospital Oakland

747 52Nd Street

Oakland, California 94609

United States

Company Description

We're the first sports medicine program in Northern California to work exclusively with young athletes. Our objective is to, first and foremost, facilitate a child's quick and safe return to the enjoyment of sports through ongoing education and training. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

New England Journal of Medicine

Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project

Environmental Health Science Center

Risk-Assessment Specialist

University of California

Affiliations

Board of Advisors Member
Wellness Letter

Board Member
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Board of Advisors Member
MediZine LLC

Board Member
Harvard Center for Risk Analysis

Board Member
Pharmacolgy

Board Member
The Annapolis Center and the Editorial Board for the Society for Regulatory Toxicology

Education

Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Stanford University

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C H O R I

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Lois Swirsky Gold, PhD Director, Carcinogenic Potency Project

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The CHORI community was shocked and saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Lois Gold, who passed away on May 15, 2012. She is greatly missed.


Meet Our Editorial Board

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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).


Meet Our Editorial Board

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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).


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Lois Swirsky Gold, Ph.D. Dr. Gold, the author of more than 120 papers, is Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project at UC Berkeley.


Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Walnut Creek

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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 http://potency.berkeley.edu.
"Aristolochia and aristolochic acid are known human and rat carcinogens," Gold said in an interview.

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