Reuters interviews Dr. Geoffrey Kabat about the WHO’s cancer agency, questioning how it determines which foods and materials are classified as carcinogenic. Dr. Kabat argues that the classification method used by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is confusing and does the public a ‘disservice.’ Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein.
The New York Times interviews Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about the growing acceptance of harm reduction approaches to drug addiction and treatment. Dr. Cunningham notes that these initiatives, which include needle exchanges and safe injection sites, were once rejected but are now being embraced as opioid and heroin addiction has exploded in white, suburban communities. Dr. Cunningham is professor of medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.