FMTV - Second Opinion

Second Opinion

Runtime: 75m 06s | Release date: 2014

The launch of the War On Cancer in the early 1970s set the stage for a massive influx of new ideas in fighting the disease of cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, America's leading cancer research center at the time, was assigned the task of testing one of the most "quackish" of all "quack remedies" in an effort to curb the public's "false hope" in the alleged therapy.

Ralph Moss, PhD, a young and eager science writer, was hired by Sloan-Kettering's public relations department in 1974, to help brief the American public on the center's contribution to the War On Cancer. Shortly after starting his position, Moss befriended one of the center's oldest and leading research scientists, Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura—an original co-founder of chemotherapy.

While meeting with this iconic scientist to pen a biography on his extensive 60-year career at Sloan-Kettering, Moss discovered that Sugiura had been studying this "quack remedy" in laboratory mice for nearly 2 years, and with unexpectedly positive results. Shocked and bewildered, Moss reported back to his superiors what he had discovered, only to be met with backlash and denial from Sloan-Kettering's leaders on what their own leading scientist had found.

Fueled by respect and admiration for Sugiura, Ralph Moss spent over four years in his attempts to publicize the truth about Sugiura's findings. And after all diplomatic approaches failed, Moss lived a double life working as a loyal employee at Sloan-Kettering while also recruiting his fellow employees to help anonymously leak this information to the American people through a newly formed underground organization they called— "Second Opinion".

Featuring:
Eric Merola
Ralph W. Moss
Alec Pruchnicki
Robert Good
Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura
Lewis Thomas
Chester Stock
Lloyd Old
Martha, Ben and Melissa Moss

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Annette Machado | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This issue is close to my heart. This is not just an old documentary regarding laetrile, but very true to how the world still works today. It really saddens me to be honest. And I feel very alone in understanding this truth at times.. And, it is one of my reasons for joining this group. I am hear to learn as much as I can about how to keep myself and my loved ones healthy in a world that does not care about me or my children. Yes we live in a world where mainstream medicine and even the world of vaccines are industries that operate under profits.. and when there is a profit involved, there is no room for TRUTH. And, in a world that operates as such, you need to stay as educated as possible on how to care for yourself and for those around you. It is my mission to live my life and operate my life under the truth: food is my medicine. And, it gives me great peace to step into this journey in my relationship with food and health. There is no magic pill or drug for me.. my brain does not think like that. And, it is my hope that eventually in time the masses tip the scale and understand and live this truth instead of where the world is today regarding cancer and what the FDA tells us is safe or unsafe.. or what oncologists tell us what to do regarding our own bodies and health.. no thank you.

I am so moved by Ralph Moss' courage and about his continued commitment to truth and to the nature of his heart --in always doing the RIGHT/ morale thing, when so many around him did not. Thank you for making this available.
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Maryann Procca | 6 months, 1 week ago
I just looked up Laetrile online and some references say that it can cause cyanide poisoning.
Not sure if this is addressed in the movie.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 6 months, 1 week ago
Hi Maryann, thank you for tuning in and commenting. This is an interesting point, one that we have not done further investigation into. We would suggest you seek some further information regarding Laetrile which you may also do by checking out the film's website here: http://www.secondopinionfilm.com/. Hope this helps! ~ Jasmin ❤
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Zita Kalman | 7 months ago
Former Associate Chief Counsel for Drugs at the USFDA: “Nobody is going to pay $70,000 for a new cancer drug if they can buy Laetrile for 75 cents.” It's still shocking for me to hear these kind of sentences in a movie and extremely hard to believe that organisations and essentially people are making decisions based on their pockets rather than the greater good of humanity. I mean we're playing with human lives here. So sad.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 7 months ago
Indeed, Zita! Thanks for commenting! :) ~ Iris
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Yvonne Davies | 9 months, 3 weeks ago
I read that Laetrile was proven to suppress cancer early in the 1900s. When the scientist discovered this and shared his good news with colleagues, he was removed from the laboratory (sacked and discredited). They then proceeded to destroy all his work, animals, notes, everything over four days. The book is... 'Murder by Injection' Paperback by Eustace Clarence Mullins (Author) – 21 Apr 2016
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Sieglinde Kinser | 9 months, 2 weeks ago
How sad this kind of thing is still going on today with so many natural things.
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Sanna Jonkhart | 1 year, 2 months ago
Only respect for honest people like these, who lay their livelihoods and reputations on the line to serve the truth and the people. Impressive documentary. Thank you!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 year, 2 months ago
Thank you for your kind words Sanna, we really appreciate it ~ Ivory :)
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Ricky Barnes | 2 years ago
There seems no end to the corruption in western medicine. Thanks to fmtv for illuminating these topics. Also, thanks a bunch for showing my film 50 Cents A Dose. Alas, it paints no brighter picture.
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