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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".

“Though a documentary, it’s dramatic enough to be reminiscent of ‘The Insider,’
the whistleblowing thriller about Big Tobacco.”

—Graham Fuller, New York Daily News, 9/28/14

 

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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Ricky Barnes | 3 weeks, 3 days 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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krystal kouvaras | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I feel such respect and compassion for Dr Sugiura. It was a heartbreaking moment at that press conference when he was telling the truth but still had to support the company. Thank you for the brave, the honest and the good people. Thank you to Ralph Moss. You are a true hero.
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Janet Riben | 9 months, 2 weeks ago
It is quite incredible to see once again proof of how big pharma and government agencies find it more important to protect their financial interests than to serve the people they have pledged to serve! What can be done about this! Most doctors are so certain that their education has taught them the true facts, and so totally influenced by big pharma that they are unwilling to even consider that there could be another story - the truth. They mean well - most of them - but will not even bother to look at any film that could have evidence to the contrary. Very SAD! There definitely needs to be a paradigm shift. Science is there and needs to be acknowledged!
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Shirley Brown | 1 year ago
Thank you for this report. The contents helped me to understand more clearly what we're up against, when dealing with the institutions of conventional medicine. Their attitudes have changed very little, if at all, since then. Ralph Moss is to be commended for his bravery and integrity.
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Bea Bonk | 1 year, 6 months ago
I am in awe to see there ARE people like Ralph Moss out there in the world! Standing up for the truth and fighting for the right thing. An absolute eye opener to really see how pharma / FDA / big industries work together and how careful one has to be believing in "research papers" without seeing the picture behind the story. Thanks so much, FMTV, to publish films like this !! You are all true heroes of nower days to me with what you do on this platform.
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Shyue Loong Lim | 1 year, 11 months ago
Hi,

Please update this film as it is not the original length. The full length of this video should be around 2.5 hours.
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 year, 11 months ago
Hi Shyue. I will pass this on to the team for further review. Thank you. ~Karelle
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Shyue Loong Lim | 1 year, 10 months ago
Hi Karella, May i know the status of the team review?
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Deborah Brown | 1 year, 5 months ago
It states at the end, with the credits, that the DVD and Blu-Ray has 12 extra chapters (73 minutes) then says where you can purchase it.
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Vanessa Gray | 2 years, 2 months ago
Wow. Incredible documentary. I am humbled by someone like Ralph Moss
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