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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 35 years Moss has independently evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments. He currently directs The Moss Reports, detailed reports on 20+ common varieties of cancer. The “War on Cancer” columnist for the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, he is noted for his critical acumen on cancer-related topics and has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in HealthCare, etc.

Moss’s most recent book is Customized Cancer Treatment, on chemosensitivity and resistance assays for cancer. He is also the author of 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, in 2005 he edited the first medical textbook in English on such treatments, Complementary Oncology.

His articles and scientific communications have appeared in The Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Journal of the American Medical Association, New Scientist, Immunobiology, Anticancer Research, Genetic Engineering News, Research in Complementary Medicine, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Integrative Cancer Therapies (SAGE), of which he is Corresponding Editor. His 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 or has been an advisor to Breast Cancer Action, the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 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 scientific organizations, including the Czech Academy of Sciences, Current Oncology, Tumor Biology, the Journal of Research in Medical Science, and the International Journal of Cancer.

Moss has been an invited lecturer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Grand Rounds, Surgery, 1999), 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. In 2005 he led the History of Science Seminar at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, MD. He has also 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 international developments in integrative oncology. In 1998, he was made an honorary member of the German Oncology Society (“DGO”), the first American to be so honored. He has subsequently spoken in Germany more than a dozen times. In 2011 he co-organized the first international (i.e., English-language) day at Medicine Week in Baden-Baden. He is a board member of the Italian Association for Research in Integrative Oncological Therapy (ARTOI) and has given 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 2010 he visited Israel in collaboration with the Reliable Cancer Therapies foundation of Brussels. He has made site visits to CAM cancer clinics in Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Bahamas, Honduras, Great Britain, and most states of the US. 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 newsletter, blog, magazine column and Moss Reports.

Read what some leaders in the field have said about Ralph Moss and his work.

"The Moss Reports is the best place to get information about your specific cancer and treatment choices." --Hattiesburg American, 2007.

"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, 2004.

"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 anne@cancerdecisions.com.

 

Executive Director of CancerDecisions.com