In1971, the U.S. Congress launched a War on Cancer. Twenty-three years and billions of dollars later, the United States is still in the grip of a cancer edpidemic. Much of the money has been squandered on a fruitless search for cancer "cures". Despite ample evidence that chemical pollution of our air, water, food and the workplace is a major cause of cancer, little has been done to prevent exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in the environment. And althugh government, industry and a small coterie of scientists have combined to stymie efforts to introduce preventive measures, cancer remains a preventable disease. This presentation will confront these issues head on.