Temple Researcher’s Work Spotlights Cancer Threat in Italy

Growing up in Naples, Italy, Antonio Giordano, founder of Sbarro Health Research Organization and Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, College of Scence and Tecnology, Temple University was aware of the health hazards that resulted from unregulated industries and decades of illegal toxic-waste dumping in Italy’s Campania region, the fertile agricultural areas that surround Naples.

In the 1970s, his father, Giovan Giacomo Giordano – an oncologist and a pathologist – published Health and Environment in Campania, the first white paper detailing the link between unregulated industries such as chemicals, paint, steel and asbestos in the regions around Naples and an increase in tumors among the population.

For more on this story, please see this article on the Temple News site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s