Posted on Leave a comment

Celebrating – 50 Years of The Moss Report

Five Decades of Unparalleled Contribution

Ralph W. Moss, PhD

This year, we are celebrating an extraordinary milestone at The Moss Report – fifty years of dedicated research and writing about cancer by Dr. Ralph W. Moss. From his early days at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to the evolution of his insightful publications, Dr. Moss’s journey has been one of unwavering commitment to providing clear, unbiased information about cancer treatments.

A Legacy Begins
Dr. Moss’s career began at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he served as the Assistant Director of Public Affairs. In this role, he played a pivotal part in informing the public about promising new research in cancer treatment. His unique perspective and integrity soon led him to take a path less traveled.

Inspiration from a Research Luminary: Kanematsu Sugiura’s Influence
During his tenure at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Ralph W. Moss found profound inspiration in the work of Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, a distinguished research scientist known for his decades-long studies into natural compounds that combat cancer. Dr. Sugiura’s dedication to exploring the cancer-fighting properties of such compounds left a lasting impression on Dr. Moss. This exposure to pioneering research not only deepened his appreciation for the potential of natural therapies in oncology but also played a pivotal role in shaping his future path. The meticulous approach and groundbreaking findings of Dr. Sugiura fueled Dr. Moss’s resolve to delve into the realm of integrative medicine, blending conventional treatments with natural, less toxic approaches. This influence is evident in the comprehensive nature of his writings and the balanced perspective he brings to cancer treatment options in The Moss Report and his other works.

Second Opinion: The Inception of a Movement
Dr. Moss’s passion for truthful and unbiased reporting on cancer treatments led to the creation of ‘Second Opinion’, our first newsletter. This pioneering publication set the tone for what would become a lifelong mission: to dissect and disseminate complex information about cancer treatments and the politics and forces that decided the direction of research, in a way that the public could understand and trust.

The Cancer Chronicles
‘Second Opinion’ later evolved into ‘The Cancer Chronicles’, marking a significant step in Dr. Moss’s journey. This further transitioned into what is now known globally as The Moss Report. Throughout these changes, the core remained constant: Dr. Moss’s acute acumen and meticulous scrutiny in sharing insights about the effectiveness of various cancer treatments and the politics of cancer.

A Decade of Influence at the NIH
In addition to his writing, Dr. Moss contributed a decade of service to the NIH Alternative Medicine Advisory Council. While there, he was able to help to influence the narrative, and offer insight and input, helping shape US policy. Currently the NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health which is the new name for the agency, has a budget o f $170M and has, as a priority among their funded projects, Natural Products Research.

Ralph W. Moss, PhD (right) with Berkley Bedell (center) and Senator Tom Harkin (left) at the NIH c.1980

Dr. Ralph W. Moss’s Stand Against Corruption and Big Pharma

Dr. Ralph W. Moss emerged as a formidable voice in oncology, not just for his profound insights but for his courage in speaking truth to power. At a time when the pharmaceutical industry heavily favored patentable medicines, often overshadowing the potential of natural treatments, Dr. Moss took a stand that set him apart. He became known as the first real whistleblower in the field, challenging practices in some cancer drug companies, and corruption in within the medical establishment.

Mentorship by a Scientific Pioneer: Albert Szent-Györgyi’s Influence
A pivotal chapter in Dr. Moss’s journey was his mentorship under the legendary Nobel Laureate, Albert Szent-Györgyi, known for his discovery of vitamin C. This mentorship, led to the writing of Szent-Györgyi’s biography; Free Radical: Szent-Györgyi and the Battle over Vitamin C.

As you can imagine, this relationshp profoundly shaped Dr. Moss’s perspective on cancer research and treatment. Szent-Györgyi’s innovative thinking and scientific genius deeply influenced Dr. Moss’s approach to writing and research. This relationship not only enriched his understanding of the biochemical aspects of cancer but also instilled a deep appreciation for exploring beyond conventional medical paradigms. The insights gained from this mentorship are reflected in Dr. Moss’s holistic approach to understanding cancer, evident in his writings and particularly in The Moss Method Guide to Natural Healing. This formative experience with Szent-Györgyi has been a guiding light in Dr. Moss’s pursuit of truth and efficacy in cancer treatment, encouraging an open-minded yet rigorously scientific approach in all his endeavors.

Authoring Impactful Books on Cancer
Dr. Moss has authored a dozen influential books on cancer, each contributing to his profound legacy in the field. His works are renowned for their depth of research and clarity.

A Visionary in Integrative Medicine
Long before it was widely recognized, Dr. Moss saw the value in what we now know as integrative medicine for cancer. His work has encompassed all realms – conventional, alternative, and complementary therapies – always with the goal of providing an unbiased view to empower patients and practitioners alike.

The Moss Report Cancer Treatment Guides: Continual Evolution
For over 25 years, The Moss Report Cancer Treatment Guides have been a cornerstone in providing comprehensive and up-to-date information on cancer treatments. This enduring series, now in its sixth edition, represents a continuous commitment to offering the most relevant and detailed insights into the ever-evolving world of oncology. Each edition reflects a culmination of extensive research, incorporating the latest findings and therapeutic approaches. These guides have become an invaluable resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals alike, offering clarity and support through their cancer journeys.

The Moss Method: Fight Cancer Naturally
His magnum opus, The Moss Method Guide to Natural Healing, stands as a testament to his extensive knowledge and dedication. This guide offers holistic insights into natural approaches to cancer treatment.

50 Years of Contributing to the Common Good
Today, as we celebrate this remarkable 50-year journey, we are not just commemorating a career; we are celebrating a legacy of immense value and contribution to the common good. Dr. Moss’s work has illuminated the path for countless individuals navigating the challenging landscape of cancer treatment.

Congratulations, Dr. Moss!
It is with immense pride and respect that we congratulate Dr. Ralph W. Moss on this incredible milestone. Your unwavering dedication and contributions have transformed how cancer treatments are understood and communicated. Here’s to the immense impact you have made, Dr. Moss, Dad… your work continues to inspire and guide us all. It is an honor and a privilege to be carrying on your legacy and collaborating with you in this important work.

With love, respect and gratitude,

Your son, Ben

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *