RF Safe Rebuttal: American Cancer Society Cell Phone Brain Tumor Comments By Dr. Otis W. Brawley

DETROIT, Nov. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- RF Safe Corporation is going on record to correct misinformation mainstream media's is reporting through comments by Dr. Otis Brawley, former CMO for the American Cancer Society, on the confirmed link between cell phone level radiation and cancer by the U.S. National Toxicology Program.

According to John Coates, CEO of RF Safe, "Mainstream media is putting cell phone users at much greater risk from cell phone radiation emissions, especially young children by propagating misleading statements by Dr. Otis Brawley on brain cancer statistics as it relates to the location of a cell phone."

    --  Dr. Otis Brawley Downplays Brain Cancer Statistics

On November 1, 2018, the Associated Press reported that Dr. Otis Brawley said, "The incidence of brain tumors in human beings has been flat for the last 40 years", while also making a claim, "That is the absolute most important scientific fact." in an article by the Associated Press titled Crosstalk: Federal agencies clash on cell phone cancer risk:

According to John Coates, CEO of RF Safe Corporation, "Dr. Brawley did not tell the whole truth in recent statements published by the Associated Press. Dr. Otis Brawley has taken a stance that misleads the media and public with his position of influence as Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society. I have ceased any future donations to the American Cancer Society (ACS) until they accept taking a precautionary approach to cancer prevention, and likewise, the ACS must always refrain from ever downplaying cancer risk defined as "clear evidence" from peer-reviewed research, analyzed by an independent panel of world-leading experts."

Coates agrees that it is true the overall instance rate of brain tumors has not risen in many decades. "However, Dr. Otis Brawley fails to address the full truth -- that there has been a dramatic shift in the dynamics in both the type of cancers and the location where these rare and most deadly tumors have increased over the last 20 years". says the founder of RF Safe.

Peer-reviewed research in several countries shows that the incidence rate of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest type of brain tumor in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain (area exposed to highest levels of phone radiation) are increasing all over the world.

Rapidly increasing GBM brain cancer is responsible for many notable deaths covered by media such as US Senator John Mccain, Ted Kennedy, former Vice President Biden's son Joe Biden and the courageous Jimmy Gonzalez - "these men were all the canary's in a coal mine. ", says Coates

Coates claims "It's a stark warning for all of everyone, except for Dr. Otis Brawley the face of the American Cancer Society the last 11 years who blatantly left out critical information on brain tumor rates increasing around the world as it related to cell phone radiation.

Dr. Otis Brawley left out significant brain cancer facts supported by peer-reviewed research that prove the deadliest brain cancers located near where a cell phone is commonly used are rising fast globally. Research shows 80-90% of GBM's now occur in frontal and temporal lobes and have more than doubled between 1995-2015.

The growing number of GBM brain tumors has even been covered extensively in media. Nonetheless, Dr. Otis Brawley takes a very pro wireless industry stance by downplaying a very well established trend that proves GBM's have doubled in the last 20 years.

    --  Brain tumors on the rise in England, raising cell phone concerns. CNN
        May 2, 2018
    --  Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double. The

J Environ Public Health. Published online 2018 Jun 25 a paper titled, Authors' Comment on "Brain Tumours: Rise in Glioblastoma Multiforme Incidence in England 1995-2015 Suggests an Adverse Environmental or Lifestyle Factor"

According to the paper, Alasdair Philips, noted "That SEER updated the US Standard Population every ten years from 1940 to 2000 but have not done so since 2000.

John Coates claims the same trend of GBM's increasing around the world is being hidden from the American public by using outdated data sets. "Brain tumor incidence rates in the US provided by CBTRUS (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States) which utilizes the 2000 United States standard population data. It's unknown why 18-year-old data is still used in the USA," says Coates. http://www.cbtrus.org/factsheet/factsheet.html

Philips came to the conclusion that if the USA wasn't using outdated data sets there was a clear increase of GBM's which followed the same trend as the UK. Philips wrote, "where we have back-adjusted the US age-group data from US2000 to the actual US population data for 2008 and 2012 [8], along with English ONS data for two five-year periods from our article. The readjusted US data now show an increase in GBM similar to our findings."

    --  Dr. Otis Brawley Downplays Rats Getting Cancer

In the same Associated Press story, Dr. Otis Brawley is on record saying, "What's most important is what happens in humans, not rats".

According to RF Safe Corporation CEO, John Coates, "What happens to the rats should be a big concern for every cell phone user. It would be unrealistic to think only rats can get cancer from cell phone level radiation and humans cannot. "

- Rats are the dominant model species proven useful in several biomedical fields, notably in drug development and toxicology, including carcinogenicity testing.

- Rats are used to maintain a set of research ethics principles for human experimentation set as a result of the subsequent Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War.

- Rat tumors are the subject of various types of analyses, and these studies led to important conclusions, including tumor classification on the basis of the identity of the inducing cancer agent, thereby analyses of human tumors are valuable in determining retrospectively the role of specific carcinogens such as cell phone radiation in the formation of human cancers.


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