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© 1998 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

This is a special edition of our on-line newsletter, The Cancer Chronicles. It contains the following items, all of which relate to the ongoing Congressional investigation of the state of alternative cancer treatments:

  • An article on the February 4, 1998 Hearings
    These hearings began the investigation of both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) by the powerful House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, chaired by Dan Burton (R-IN).

  • An editorial on the meaning of those hearings
    What is the long-term meaning of these hearings? Editor Ralph Moss attempts to understand their historic importance, as part of the ongoing struggle for medical freedom of choice and for the fair testing of treatments that originate outside the medical mainstream.

  • Full testimony of witnesses of February 4, 1998
    Here is the full testimony of all the witnesses who appeared before the committee on its first day of hearings. It includes Rep. Berkley Bedell, patients with amazing stories, and some experts in the field, including the editor of this newsletter.

  • Full testimony of witnesses of February 12, 1998
    Here you will find the full testimony of all the witnesses who appeared on the second day of testimony. Again, there are some astonishing stories from patients and other experts.

  • Ralph Moss's letter to NCI Director Klausner concerning POMES
    In the face of perceived inaction on the part of the National Cancer Institute in seriously testing alternative and complementary cancer treatments, the author sent the following letter to the director, Richard Klausner, MD.

  • Big Changes Underway at NCI Following Hearings
    Dr. Klausner has now removed all the offensive statements about alternative and complementary cancer treatments from the Internet and elsewhere. This removes one major obstacle to the fair evaluation of such methods.

[NOTE: The testimony of all the witnesses will be available at the Committee's Web site through 3/98. It will also be published in the Congressional Record. However, we have uploaded it to our site as well because we wanted it to have a more permanent presence on the Web.]

Go to Testimony of 2/12/98

Go to Testimony of 2/4/98

Moss's Editorial on Hearings

Big Changes Underway at NCI


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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