Ralph Moss is considered one of the foremost authorities in the world on complementary, integrative and alternative cancer treatments.

Since 1974 he has written 12 books and three films about cancer. He is the primary author of The Moss Report, an information service for cancer patients, health practitioners and for anyone wishing to learn more about the best practices in the prevention, treatment and prevention of recurrence of cancer. Dr. Moss’ focus has been on the less toxic, more natural approaches to health and cancer treatment.

In 2015, Dr. Moss was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His incredible story of challenges and choices is told in ‘My Cancer Journey‘. Today, he is more than five years NED (no evidence of disease).

Dr. Moss’ unbiased look at cancer treatments also applies to the industry as a whole. Dr. Moss has been the industry’s leading critic. For over a decade, Dr. Moss helped to craft policy at the NIH, which gives him unique insight into the politics governing drug development. He has seen firsthand the drug company lobbying practices that he feels presents a clear conflict of interest for the patient or practitioner seeking accurate information. He is the author of scathing exposés such as ‘The Cancer Industry’ and ‘Cancer, Incorporated’, Dr. Moss’ voice has been unwavering in his clear and no-holds-barred journalism over the past five decades.

Short Biography

Science writer Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., has written or edited twelve books and three film documentaries on questions relating to cancer research and treatment. He currently writes articles for The Moss Report website and is host of The Moss Report Podcast.

Moss is a graduate of New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (NDEA Fellow, MA, 1973, Ph.D., 1974, Classics).

The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), for nearly 50 years, Moss has evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments.

His book, Cancer Incorporated, details the corruption of oncology by Big Pharma money. Another recent book, Doctored Results, deals with the testing of the botanically-derived substance amygdalin (laetrile) at Sloan-Kettering Institute. The book covers much the same ground as Eric Merola’s 2014 documentary, Second Opinion.

Moss is also the author of Customized Cancer Treatment, Antioxidants Against Cancer, Cancer Therapy, Questioning Chemotherapy, The Cancer Industry, and the award-winning PBS documentary The Cancer War. He wrote the first article on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook and the first article on CAM cancer treatments for a medico-legal textbook, Courtroom Medicine: Cancer. With Prof. Josef Beuth of the University of Cologne, he edited the first medical textbook in English on such treatments, Complementary Oncology.

His writings have appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the American Medical Association, New Scientist, Science Translation Medicine, Immunobiology, Pharmacological Research, Anticancer Research, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Genetic Engineering and Technology News, Research in Complementary Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of Cancer Research, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Onkologie, American Journal of Nursing and Therapeutics, and Integrative Cancer Therapies, of which he is the Corresponding Editor.

He participates in many scientific projects and is the co-author of abstracts presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Immunotherapy of Cancer Conferences, European Society of Hyperthermia, and CICON 2019 conferences. His invited op-ed “Patents Over Patients” appeared in the New York Times.

He has authored or co-authored pioneering scientific publications on oncolytic viruses, pancreatic enzyme treatment, antioxidants, foreign cancer clinics, photodynamic therapy, and immune checkpoint blockade therapy. (

Moss was a founding member of the program advisory council of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM, now the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NCCIH) as well as of the NIH Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAP-CAM). He has been a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the PDQ System of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has been an advisor to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, Breast Cancer Action, RAND Corporation, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Life Extension Foundation, and

He has served as a peer reviewer for Blood, Current Oncology, Frontiers in Oncology, Journal of Medical Biography, Journal of Research in Medical Science, International Journal of Cancer, Heliyon, Current Traditional Medicine, Tumor Biology, and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Moss has been an invited lecturer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Grand Rounds, Surgery, 1999), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Howard University Medical School, the University of Arizona Medical Center, the Department of Energy, American Cancer Society, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Aspen Ideas Festival, Eagle Hill Seminars, and other institutions. In June 2005 he led the History of Science Seminar at the National Library of Medicine on the life and work of his mentor, Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Moss has received lifetime achievement awards from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, Cancer Control Society, National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, and Wellness Forum.

He has been honored with visiting professorships at the Shanxi Province Anticancer Research Institute, Chang’An Hospital in Xi’an, and Friendship Hospital in Guangzhou, China. He gave a keynote address at the 32nd International Clinical Hyperthermia Society meeting in Guangzhou. He has received the Grand Award for Special Contribution to Natural Medicine from the ICHS and was appointed a standing director of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). He was honored with a guest professorship at the Southern Medical University in Dongguan, China.

Moss has made 18 separate tours of cancer clinics in Germany, as well as site visits in Austria, Mexico, Turkey, Holland, Israel, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Bahamas, Honduras, Great Britain, and most states of the U.S. and provinces of Canada. He and his team continue to tour clinics around the U.S. and the world looking for advanced cancer treatments for his to share with the readers of The Moss Report.