RALPH MOSS (Executive Director)
The medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited twelve books and three film documentaries on questions relating to cancer research and treatment. Moss is a graduate of New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), for the past 40 years Moss has independently evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments. He currently directs The Moss Reports, detailed reports on the 25 most common cancer diagnoses. He also edits the monthly newsletter, ADVANCES in Cancer Treatment.
Moss is the long-time “War on Cancer” columnist for the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. His most recent book, Doctored Results, deals with the testing of laetrile at Sloan-Kettering. It covers in detail the same ground as Eric Merola’s 2014 documentary, Second Opinion. He is also the author of Customized Cancer Treatment, Antioxidants Against Cancer, Cancer Therapy, Questioning Chemotherapy, and The Cancer Industry, as well as the award-winning PBS documentary The Cancer War. He wrote the first article on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook and the first article on CAM cancer treatments for a medico-legal textbook, Courtroom Medicine: Cancer. With Prof. Josef Beuth of the University of Cologne, he edited the first medical textbook in English on such treatments, Complementary Oncology (2005).
His articles and scientific communications have appeared in The Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2012 & 2013), the Journal of the American Medical Association, New Scientist, Immunobiology, Pharmacological Research, Anticancer Research, Genetic Engineering News, Research in Complementary Medicine, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics and Integrative Cancer Therapies, of which he is Corresponding Editor. His invited op-ed “Patents Over Patients” appeared in the New York Times.
Moss was a founding advisor to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM) and to the NIH Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAP-CAM). He has been a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the PDQ System of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He is a board member of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and is an advisor to Breast Cancer Action, Life Extension Foundation, RAND Corporation and the Medline-listed journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific publications, including Blood, Current Oncology, Tumor Biology, the Journal of Research in Medical Science, International Journal of Cancer, as well as the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Moss has been an invited lecturer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Grand Rounds, Surgery, 1999), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Aspen Ideas Festival, Howard University Medical School, the University of Arizona Medical Center, the Department of Energy, American Cancer Society, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and many other universities, medical schools and societies in the US and abroad. He led the History of Science Seminar at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, MD on the life and work of his mentor, the Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
He has received lifetime achievement awards from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, Cancer Control Society, National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, Wellness Forum, and Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.
Moss has a particular interest in fostering international cooperation in integrative oncology. In 1998, he was made an honorary member of the German Society of Oncology (“DGO”), the first American to be so honored. He has toured German clinics on 17 separate occasions. In 2011 and 2012 he co-organized international days for the DGO in Baden-Baden and Munich. He is a board member of the Italian Association for Research in Integrative Oncological Therapy (ARTOI) and gave the Coombs Lecture at Foothills Hospital, Calgary and at the University of Calgary, Canada.
In 2008 he was honored with visiting professorships at the Shanxi Province Anticancer Research Institute, Chang’An Hospital in Xi’an, and Friendship Hospital in Guangzhou, China. In 2013, he gave a keynote address at the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS) in Guangzhou, China. He was honored with the Grand Award for Special Contribution to Natural Medicine by the ICHS and was appointed a standing director of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). He was also honored with a guest professorship at the Southern Medical University (Renkang Hospital) in Dongguan, China (2013-2016).
He has visited Israel in collaboration with Reliable Cancer Therapies (Belgium) and has also made site visits to cancer clinics in Germany, Holland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Bahamas, Honduras, Great Britain, and most states of the US and provinces of Canada. He continues to tour clinics around the US and the world looking for advanced cancer treatments for his phone consultees and for readers of his newsletters, magazine column and Moss Reports.
"The Moss Reports is the best place to get information about your specific cancer and treatment choices." --Hattiesburg American.
"Moss frequently travels in search of valid alternative approaches to cancer. His knowledge, clarity, and compassion have made him "a widely respected figure in the world of alternative cancer therapies" --Irish Times.
"Ralph W, Moss, PhD has made his life's work independently investigating alternative cancer treatment and the claims made for them. He is known for solid, comprehensive, and meticulously documented reporting on the subject."--Health Naturally (Canada)
ANNE BEATTIE (Managing Director)
Anne Beattie, MA, is the Managing Director of Cancer Decisions.com. Since 1994 she has assisted physicians, patients and family members in acquiring up-to-date information on cancer treatments from The Moss Reports. She and her staff will work closely with you in making sure that you receive the kind of knowledge that you need to understand your particular situation and your treatment options. Clients all over the world describe her as caring, compassionate and efficient.
In addition to her work with Ralph Moss, Ms. Beattie was a long-time faculty member of the City University of New York. Anne is also an author in her own right of the See Yourself Well guided visualization audio tape series (Equinox Press). Anne can be contacted at email@example.com.
Executive Director of CancerDecisions.com