Ralph W. Moss (writer)

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Ralph Walter Moss
Born (1943-05-06) May 6, 1943 (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York
OccupationScience writer
CitizenshipUnited States
SubjectAlternative medicine and alternative cancer treatments

Ralph Walter Moss (born May 6, 1943) is an American author whose writings promote complementary and alternative cancer treatments. In 1974, he earned a PhD in Classics from Stanford University.[1] Moss served as a science writer[2] at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the 1970s. He was fired in 1977 by Sloan-Kettering after publicly accusing the institution of suppressing information on laetrile, a now-discredited alternative cancer treatment.[3] He has subsequently served on the advisory board of the Office of Alternative Medicine, and he markets Moss Reports covering various forms of alternative medicine.[4][5]


  1. ^ "About Us page from Moss' website".
  2. ^ Letter from MSK re Moss's appointment
  3. ^ Budiansky, Stephen (July 9, 1995). "Cures or `Quackery'?". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Dembart, Lee (June 5, 1990). "Book Review: Still Treating the Debate on Cancer". Los Angeles Times. p. E12.(subscription required)
  5. ^ Goldstein, Michael S. (1999). Alternative health care: medicine, miracle, or mirage?. Temple University Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-56639-678-3.

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