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The Cancer Industry [Paperback]

by Ralph W. Moss
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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October 8, 1996 1881025098 978-1881025092 New Updated Edition
This gripping and controversial classic exposes the political and economic forces inside the cancer establishment.

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Citing static survival rates, the medical establishment's support of "proven cures" including chemotherapy and its refusal to fund research into other therapies, Moss reveals that the medical establishment favors drug companies, carcinogen-causing and pollution-causing industries rather than potential and actual patients. PW called this a "tough-minded updated version of his 1980 The Cancer Syndrome ."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Equinox Press; New Updated Edition edition (October 8, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881025098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881025092
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.5 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written ten books and made three film documentaries on cancer. He writes The Moss Reports, detailed reports on 22 common cancer diagnoses, the monthly newsletter, ADVANCES, and the "War on Cancer" column for the Townsend Letter. He was a founding advisor to the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, a board member of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, and advisor to Breast Cancer Action, Life Extension Foundation, and the RAND Corporation.

Moss wrote the first article on complementary and alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook and Courtroom Medicine: Cancer.

His writings have appeared in The Lancet, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the American Medical Association, New Scientist, Immunobiology, Pharmacological Research, Anticancer Research, Genetic Engineering News, Research in Complementary Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, and Integrative Cancer Therapies, for which he is Corresponding Editor. His op-ed "Patents Over Patients" appeared in the New York Times.

He has been a peer reviewer for Blood, Current Oncology, Tumor Biology, the Journal of Research in Medical Science, International Journal of Cancer, and the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has been an invited lecturer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Aspen Ideas Festival, Howard University, University of Arizona, Department of Energy, American Cancer Society, Penn State Hershey and many other medical centers. He led a seminar at the National Library of Medicine on his mentor, the Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Moss has received achievement awards from the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society, American College for Advancement in Medicine, Cancer Control Society, National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, Wellness Forum and Center for Advancement in Cancer Education. In 1998, he was made an honorary member of the German Society of Oncology, the first American so honored. He is a board member of the Italian Association for Research in Integrative Oncological Therapy, and has given the Coombs Lecture at the University of Calgary, Canada.

He is a standing director of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. In China, Moss has been honored with visiting professorships at Shanxi Province Anticancer Research Institute, Chang'An Hospital in Xi'an, Friendship Hospital in Guangzhou, and the Southern Medical University, Dongguan, China.

Moss has made investigative visits to hospitals and clinics in Austria, Bahamas, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, and most US states. He tours clinics around the US and the world looking for effective cancer treatments for his readers. Ralph Moss is the subject of Eric Merola's 2014 documentary film, Second Opinion.

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106 of 112 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE THE MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX October 3, 2005
The "war on cancer" is being lost and this book gives the primary reasons why. The current treatments - mainly chemotherapy and radiation - are largely ineffective and so toxic people often die from their treatment rather than their disease. There's been nothing new from the research community in decades, and the number of cancer victims keeps rising. Ralph W. Moss worked at one of the most prestigious cancer research and treatment facilities in the US - Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York. He quit when that institution deliberately misled the press and public about test results for a promising treatment. That treatment was the much-maligned laetrile (vitamin B-17) that was finally banned by the FDA and its proponents forced underground. Interestingly, Moss reports that Sloan-Kettering's most respected researcher, Kanematsu Sugiura, stood by the efficacy of laetrile until his death.

In The Cancer Industry, Moss shows how institutions like Sloan-Kettering pick and choose what to test and how to test it, and operate with a bias toward those methods that are the favorites of their financial backers, even to the point of disregarding their own researchers, as they did with Dr. Sugiura. The medical staff at Sloan-Kettering had a bias toward chemotherapy, since their Board of Directors included corporate bigwigs whose business interests benefited from chemo profits, which are enormous.

Another promising treatment, hydrazine sulfate, suffered the same fate as laetrile, even though its backers had considerable success with it. Unlike chemo, which generally makes the patient sicker, hydrazine sulfate works by building the patient's strength.
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prepare To Be Less Trusting After Reading This Expose August 30, 2001
Moss has written a provocative book about how various factions in the cancer industry have become corrupted by the old, familiar struggle for money and power.
One of the more interesting chapters deals with the battle between a brilliant researcher in Houston named Stanislaw Burzynski and the cancer industry establishment. Members of the establishment are portrayed as favoring the use of patentable chemicals or synthetic drugs over any natural methods of treatment , such as that pioneered by Burzynski.
In discussing the cancer establishment Moss explains the make-up and activities of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The American Cancer Society, The National Cancer Institute and The Food and Drug Administration.
My experience in reading this book has left me with even less trust in the people and organizations responsible for waging this country's war on cancer.
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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book on alternative threapies April 27, 1999
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This book by an ex cancer insider at the Sloan Kettering institute details all of the alternative therapies which have been railroaded by the cancer establishment. An interesting read for anyone who has the nagging feeling that the cancer war is being lost because pharmaceutical companies are avoiding possible natural, non patentable cures,
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Ralph Moss August 13, 2003
Ralph Moss shows tremendous courage as well as scholarly dedication. His book exposes the cancer industry for its greed and cynicism toward patients. The cancer industry's position on chemotherapy is such a BIG LIE that it is almost impossible not to believe some of it. I have to read this book over and over for it to sink in. Every cancer survivor should read this book.
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant November 23, 2000
If you have ever wondered about the Cancer Industry and wondered how it developed or who is who in the Cancer Industry or if you ever just had a feeling that all is not well where cancer treatments are concerned, then this book by Ralph Moss outlines in great detail the development of the Cancer Industry. It is absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend it as excellent reading for anyone with any serious interest in cancer, health or if you like fascinating books
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dry but worth the read September 9, 2007
I compare this book to the "cancer" of Fast Food Nation. Why? Because you understand the why's, how's, and will probably get good and angry by the time you're done. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone going through cancer, or even their family members (would hit a lot of nerves you may not want to touch during times of emotional stress), but when you're loved ones are healthy and you feel like putting up a good fight, this will certainly give you something to go by.

As a health care professional, I try to read books with an open mind, especially those pertaining to my industry. I feel this was a balanced, fair representation of what is going on in our health care industry, especially as relates to cancer. In and of itself, cancer is scary. Combined with the health industry, you want to bury your head.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book Documenting the Business with Disease December 19, 2006
Ralph Moss does an excellent job documenting the fraud and deception that has been going on in healthcare for years. This is a must read for cancer patients and anyone looking to educate themselves about the truth concerning the "business with disease!" Millions of people are dying needlessly due to the war on information going on the this country.

There are a number of alternative healing therapies that work so well and cost so little when compared to conventional treatment, that Organized Medicine, the Food & Drug Administration, and their overlords in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The Big Three) would rather the public not know about them. The reason is obvious: alternative, non-toxic therapies represent a potential loss of billions of dollars to allopathic medicine and drug companies. The Big Three have collectively engaged in a medical collusion for over 70 years to influence legislative bodies at both the federal and state levels. The ultimate objective of which has been, and still is, to produce regulations that encourage the use of drug medicine while simultaneously creating restrictive, controlling mechanisms (licensing, government approval, etc) designed to limit and stifle the availability of non-drug, alternative modalities. If your goal is to empower yourself with life-saving knowledge, "The Cancer Industry" is for you.

Dr. Matthew J. Loop

- Author of "Cracking the Cancer Code"
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