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Dr. Lois Swirsky Gold

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Background

Employment History

  • Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center
  • Member of the Risk Management Group
    Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
  • Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project
    University of California , Berkeley
  • Researcher
    University of California , Berkeley
  • Director, Carcinogenic Potency Project
    Wellness Letter
  • Manager, Carcinogenic Potency Project
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project and A Senior Scientist
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Scientist
    CHORI

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Education

  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
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Meet Our Editorial Board
www.wellnessletter.com, 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
www.ncpa.org, 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.
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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
www.biblebelievers.com, 1 Jan 1996 [cached]
This information as compiled by Bruce Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold.
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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.
http://www.richel.org/archive/test/header.html
www.richel.org, 15 Sept 2001 [cached]
Auteur: Bruce N. Ames and Lois S. Gold.
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Dr. Lois Swirsky Gold is Director of the Carcinogenic Potency Project at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 and a Senior Scientist at the Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720.She has published 80 papers on analyses of animal cancer tests and implications for cancer prevention, interspecies extrapolation and regulatory policy.The Carcinogenic Potency Database (CPDB), published as a CRC handbook, analyses results of 5000 chronic, long-term cancer tests on 1300 chemicals.Dr. Gold has served on the Panel of Expert Reviewers for the National Toxicology Program, the Boards of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and the Annapolis Center, and was a member of the Harvard Risk Management Group.Lois@potency.Berkeley.edu (510)486-7080
Summary 1. The major causes of cancer are: a) Smoking: About a third of U.S. cancer (90% of lung cancer); b) Dietary imbalances, e.g., lack of dietary fruits & vegetables: The quarter of the population eating the least fruits & vegetables has double the cancer rate for most types of cancer compared to the quarter eating the most; c) Chronic infections: mostly in developing countries; d) Hormonal factors influenced by life style.
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4. Ames, B.N., Gold, L.S., Willett, W.C. (1995) The causes and prevention of cancer.
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5. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Stern, B.R., Manley, N.B., Ames, B.N. (1992) Rodent carcinogens: Setting priorities.
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38. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Ames, B.N. (1997) Prioritization of possible carcinogenic hazards in food.
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40. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Ames, B.N. (1997) Overview and update analyses of the carcinogenic potency database.
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In: Gold, L.S., Zeiger, E., eds.Handbook of Carcinogenic Potency and Genotoxicity Databases.Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 661-685. 41. Butterworth, B., Conolly, R., Morgan, K. (1995) A strategy for establishing mode of action of chemical carcinogens as a guide for approaches to risk assessment.Canc.Lett.; 93:129-146.
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45. Gaylor, D.W., Gold, L.S. (1995) Quick estimate of the regulatory virtually safe dose based on the maximum tolerated dose for rodent bioassays.Regul.Toxicol.Pharmacol.; 22:57-63. 46. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Stern, B.R., Manley, N.B., Ames, B.N. (1993) Possible carcinogenic hazards from natural and synthetic chemicals: Setting priorities.
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47. Ames, B.N., Magaw, R., Gold, L.S. (1987) Ranking possible carcinogenic hazards.Science; 236:271-280. 48. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Manley, N.B., Ames, B.N. (1994) Heterocyclic amines formed by cooking food: Comparison of bioassay results with other chemicals in the Carcinogenic Potency Database.
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49. Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., Manley, N.B., Garfinkel, G.B., Rohrbach, L., Ames, B.N. (1997) Carcinogenic potency database.
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In: Gold, L.S., Zeiger, E., eds.Handbook of Carcinogenic Potency and Genotoxicity Databases.Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1-605. 50. Gold, L.S., Garfinkel, G.B., Slone, T.H. (1994) Setting priorities among possible carcinogenic hazards in the workplace.In: Smith, C.M., Christiani, D.C., Kelsey, K.T., eds.Chemical Risk Assessment and Occupational Health, Current Applications, Limitations, and Future Prospects.Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 91-103. 51. National Research Council. (1996) Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet: A Comparison of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Substances.Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. 52. National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Research in the Life Sciences, ed. (1970) The Life Sciences: Recent Progress and Application to Human Affairs, the World of Biological Research, Requirement for the Future. (National Academy of Sciences, Washington), 526 p. 53. Colburn, T., Dumanoski, D., Myers, J.P. (1996) Our Stolen Future: Are we Threatening our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?: A Scientific Detective Story.New York: Dutton. 54. Safe, S.H. (1994) Dietary and environmental estrogens and antiestrogens and their possible role in human disease.Environ.Sci.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Walnut Creek
www.acupuncture-herbal-medicine.com, 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 http://potency.berkeley.edu.
"Aristolochia and aristolochic acid are known human and rat carcinogens," Gold said in an interview.
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