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From The Cancer Chronicles #5
© July 1990 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

On March 9, 1990, scores of people with cancer and their supporters converged on Washington, DC to protest the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA's) draft report on Unconventional Cancer Treatments. What follows is an edited version of the comments made at the OTA meeting at morning by some of the critics of the draft and of the "war on cancer" in general.

We hope you find them a fraction as stirring in print as they were in person. Whatever the outcome of the OTA struggle, we wrote in 1990, these speeches will live on as a ringing indictment of a system that allows half a million people a year to die of cancer--while slamming the door on promising, non-toxic alternatives.

Here are a selection of speeches from that memorable day:

  • Seymour Brenner's Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Peter Barry Chowka's Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Michael Culbert's Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Michael Evers' Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Robert G. Houston's Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Richard Jaffe's Speech to OTA (1990)
  • Ralph W. Moss's Speech to OTA (1990)

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    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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