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Dear Dr Goodman.
Can you please share some honest opinion on DR Ralph Moss, phD and his extensive work and cancer research? What do you think about his work? He is so famous in US??isn't he for his HONEST educated and scientifically backed findings. His every report on alternative or conventional treatments has references and he did extensive research and stated his personal opinions ..I repeat HONEST opinions. I know for a fact that he is a valuable addition to Cancer research in US , Canada and anywhere. He just came back from Germany where he visited all clinics that treat cancer both ways. He is not just selling books and reports.
Please answer if you have time. Thank you, Sunes..
Dr Moss received his doctorate in English.
He has not gone to medical school or even studied science in a laboratory setting. It looks from searching Google that he has been a "science" writer which means he writes articles and books about science. His expertize is in writing. he is not a scientist.
I have not personally read his books but thank you so much for bringing him to my attention. I will look up his writings. I did do a "pub med" search on him and I have pasted the results below. he has 7 publications. 6 are observational reports from his travels overseas or personal opinions. The Lancet article that he cites in his bio is a letter to the editor.
When someone says they have done "extensive research" it is important to ask the question - what exactly does that mean.?
In the medical and scientific world that means:
1- working in a laboratory and doing experiments and reporting the data in a peer reviewed journal
2.working with patients as a clinical doctor and enrolling them on clinical trials and reporting on the outcomes. These studies are highly structures and monitored by investigational research boards (IRBs) to be sure that no patient abuse occurs and that patient safety monitors are in place.
1: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Do antioxidants interfere with radiation therapy for cancer?
Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Sep;6(3):281-92. Review.
PMID: 17761641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]2: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
No way to save a life: allowing terminally ill patients access to drugs that have not completed clinical trials is a dangerous move.
New Sci. 2006 Jun 3-9;190(2554):21. No abstract available.
PMID: 16832956 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]3: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Should patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy be prescribed antioxidants?
Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Mar;5(1):63-82. Review.
PMID: 16484715 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]4: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Patient perspectives: Tijuana cancer clinics in the post-NAFTA era.
Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Mar;4(1):65-86.
PMID: 15695477 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]5: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Cancer and complementary and alternative medicine in Italy: personal observations and historical considerations.
Integr Cancer Ther. 2004 Jun;3(2):173-88. Review.
PMID: 15165505 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]6: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Patient responses to Cytoluminescent Therapy for cancer: an investigative report of early experiences and adverse effects of an unconventional form of photodynamic therapy.
Integr Cancer Ther. 2003 Dec;2(4):371-89.
PMID: 14713330 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]7: Related Articles, LinksMoss RW.
Preoperative and postoperative radiotherapy and survival in colorectal cancer.
Lancet. 2002 Mar 23;359(9311):1068-9; author reply 1069. No abstract available.
PMID: 11937214 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT Dr R.Moss PhD
A Medical Oncologist
Robert A. Nagourney, M.D. is Medical and Laboratory Director of Rational Therapeutics, Inc., an in vitro screening service, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
"...[T]he service that Dr. Moss provides (which I consider valuable to patients who are interested in 'alternative' cancer care) is his willingness to objectively examine the various options and to provide an overview of the investigators' methods, scientific rationale, and where available, their success rates. To my knowledge, he accepts absolutely no financial support or incentive from those practitioners to whom he refers patients. Thus, he serves as an unbiased conduit through which patients motivated to pursue these ["alternative"] cancer remedies can gain information without committing themselves to what could otherwise possibly prove to be expensive or even potentially dangerous therapeutic misadventures.
A Medical Journal
Writing in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Alternative & Complementary Therapies (Nov./Dec. 1996;2 (6):410.) managing editor Jacqueline C. Wootton, M.Ed., states:
Moss's Reports "represents a different approach to advice....The approach is open and honest. Ralph Moss, Ph.D. is a science writer who has tirelessly investigated a range of alternative therapies for different cancers. He offers choices based on his own findings...."
..."The Most Knowledgeable Writer in the World..."
Julian Whitaker, M.D.
Renowned physician Julian Whitaker, M.D. wrote about Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.'s report service in the November 1995 issue of his Health & Healing newsletter:
James Gordon, M.D.
Founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, First Chair of the Office of Alternative Medicine Advisory Council and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine:
"When a patient of mine has cancer, and wants to find out what the options are, I suggest that she call Ralph Moss for comprehensive, thoughtful and useful information. When I want a clear-eyed look at what's happening in alternative medicine, I give Ralph a call."
President and founder of Commonweal and President of the Jenifer Altman Foundation writes in his book, "Choices in Healing" (MIT Press, p. 405):
"Moss is both a sympathetic investigator of many alternative therapies and a gifted science writer. He also describes in detail the politics surrounding unconventional cancer therapies and has made the most sophisticated statement available for the argument that the cancer establishment systematically supresses independent scientific research on these therapies."
Long-term cancer survivor, founder of CancerGuide, a leading Web resource for patients. Commenting on our Web site, he writes:
"I am very impressed - it's got just the kind of information I was hoping for from you with the list of therapies and substances. Lets just say that I'm not surprised to find that you start right off by producing just about the most rational and informative and unbiased sites on alternative cancer therapies on the Net! I think the future is infinitely bright."
A University Dean
Annette B. Weiner, Ph.D., celebrated anthropologist and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (Emeritus) New York University
"Dr. Moss provides a unique and valuable service in helping people with cancer sort through the wealth of information available about alternative medicine. Since coming to know Dr. Moss, I have been consistently impressed with his knowledge, candor, and his willingness to share his insights with me. As a consultant in this area for more than 20 years, Dr. Moss has earned the respect of medical practitioners in many fields. I am grateful to Dr. Moss for his work on my behalf and on behalf of all people looking to expand their choices when confronted with cancer."
A Newsletter Editor
F. Joseph Bradley, Jr. is Publisher of the Investor's Hotline:
"I want to thank you for your help during my wife's recent fight against breast cancer. Your report service was extremely helpful in stimulating the right questions we needed to ask about [her] condition and treatment. We continue to read our report as a resource for strategies to prevent recurrence. My wife is now cancer free and joins me in thanking you for your support. "
A Psychotherapist (and Patient)
Mary Kerney Levenstein, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, recovered cancer patient, and author of a celebrated book on cancer prevention:
"As a clinician who counsels cancer patients, and a recovered cancer patient myself, I urge anyone who is diagnosed with cancer to contact Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. Your specific, detailed reports have illuminated the way for many people who would otherwise have continued to experience darkness, helplessness, and despair."
A Clinical Social Worker
Emily Marburg is a C.S.W. in New York City and daughter of a long-term cancer survivor.
"I'm writing to tell you how much your service has meant to me and my family. Dr. Moss really helped my father gain an understanding of his cancer and all his options, especially those he never knew he had. Thankfully my dad was open to the new information. I strongly believe that my father looks and feels great today because of The Moss Reports and Dr. Moss's dedicated and caring work."
Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is director of the The Moss Reports for cancer patients. Dr. Moss is the author of eleven books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is or has been an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Urological Association, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the German Society of Oncology. He wrote the first article on alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Entertainment (as a film documentarian). This Web site does not advocate any particular treatment for cancer. We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems, especially cancer. Before consulting our site please read our full Disclaimer statement.
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