October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; author Ralph Moss on the latest treatments, hope for cancer-free world
About Ralph Moss
Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited 12 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 evaluated conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments. He currently directs The Moss Reports, detailed reports on 20+ common varieties of cancer. He 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: How a Powerful Lab Test Predicts Which Drugs Will Work for You--and Which to Avoid, on chemosensitivity and resistance assays for cancer. He is also the author of Antioxidants Against Cancer, and The Cancer Industry, as well as the award-winning PBS documentary "The Cancer War." His articles and scientific communications have appeared in a number of newspapers and medical journals.
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 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.
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. 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.
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