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December, 1997--Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. has been elected an Honorary Member of the German Society of Oncology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Onkologie). The nomination was made by Josef Beuth, M.D. president of the Society, and approved unanimously by the Board of Directors. He is the first American in over 20 years to be so honored.

The appointment followed his speech to the November 1-2, 1997 meeting of the DGO in Baden-Baden. The topic of the lecture was the "Limitations of Chemotherapy." It coincided with the publication of his book, Questioning Chemotherapy, in Germany by Haug Verlag of Heidelberg. The speech critically examined the limitations of chemotherapy, especially in the treatment of advanced carcinomas.

The DGO was founded over 20 years ago by a small group of "alternative" oncologists led by Hans Nieper, M.D. (who introduced me at the meeting and also wrote the introduction to the German edition of Moss's book). Since 1994, the DGO has been headed by Dr. Beuth, a world-renowned expert on cancer immunotherapy. In particular, Dr. Beuth, a professor at the University of Cologne, has done pioneering work on the role of plant lectins, including those found in the popular mistletoe preparations such as Iscador. He has put the DGO on the firm footing of "scientific complementary oncology."

Today, the DGO has 500 physician members and a huge number of sympathizers, including nearly 20,000 members of the Society for Biological Cancer Treatment. Dr. Moss has been invited back to Germany for the October 31-November 1, 1998 meeting in order to be officially honored by the DGO and to celebrate this unusual membership.

Moss says that this historic appointment is not just personally gratifying to him but is a sign of the growing international cooperation in the fair evaluation of all cancer treatments.

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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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