RALPH W. MOSS, PHD
COMPANY: THE MOSS REPORTS
TOPIC: FROM THE QUACK LIST TO THE NOBEL PRIZE
The enhancement of the immune system through the use of “immune checkpoint inhibitors” was acknowledged in December 2018 with the Nobel Prize to Dr. James P. Allison of Houston and Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Tokyo. But immune therapy has a long history within complementary and alternative medicine. This started with a recognition that the body sometimes heals itself of cancer and that a course of fever treatments (Coley’s toxins) could sometimes drive a cancer into remission. Dr. Moss will trace the century-long journey of this field from the supposed quackery to the Nobel Prize podium in Stockholm, Sweden.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 26, 11:00AM
Science writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited twelve books and four film documentaries on questions relating to cancer research and treatment. Dr. Moss is a graduate of New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). He is the former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977). Since leaving Sloan-Kettering in 1977, Moss has independently evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments all over the world. He currently writes Moss Reports, detailed reports on the 40 most common cancer diagnoses and provides informational and personalized consultations for cancer patients and their families. You can find out more about Dr. Moss by visiting www.mossreports.com where you can schedule consultations, purchase Moss Reports, and subscribe to the Moss Reports blog and YouTube channel. For a more in-depth biography please visit https://www.mossreports.com/ralph-moss/