The Cancer Industry:
The Classic Expose on the Cancer Establishment
New Updated [1996] Edition

© 1996 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
Published by Equinox Press
(All rights reserved. Please see Copyright notice.)

WEB PAGE NOTE: What follows is the 1996 introduction to The Cancer Industry. This book came out of my experiences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It was first written between 1977 and 1980, and published as The Cancer Syndrome by Grove Press (N.Y.) in 1980. Reviewer comments can be found elsewhere at this site. The book went through many hard cover, trade paperback and mass market paperback editions.

Because of changes of ownership at Grove, the book was allowed to go out of print. Then in 1989 it was republished as The Cancer Industry by Paragon House (N.Y.) I used that occasion to make extensive revisions and additions, including the Burzynski chapter, now the longest chapter in the book.

In 1993, the rights to the book were purchased by Equinox Press (Brooklyn, N.Y.) After the existing stock was depleted, I undertook this revision. Although many chapters were brought up to date, the main change has been the addition of this new 32-page introduction. I also used the occasion to tell the story of the struggle over the Office of Technology Assessment report on Unconventional Cancer Treatments and over the founding of the Office of Alternative Medicine (N.I.H.).

Because of the length of this chapter, we have broken it up into several smaller files.

1. Introduction

2. The OTA Study

2a. The OTA Study--Continued

3. The Office of Alternative Medicine

4. Underlying Problems

5. Role of the FDA

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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