Second Opinion is a little bit Law & Order, a little Frontline documentary, and a little bit Tom Clancy novel. Second Opinion is a documentary about Ralph W. Moss who in the mid-nineteen-seventies became a science writer for Sloane-Kettering’s public relations department. During his early days as a writer he had to answer people’s letters who wrote in with their thoughts on cancer cures. Many were “folk” cures he could easily ignore but he answered many letters asking about a drug called Laetrile, which is derived from apricot pits. He had an organization approved response to letters about Laetrile which fobbed it off as an ineffective treatment. Moss then met Doctor Kanematsu Sugiura, a pioneer in cancer research, who was in his eighties at the time. When Moss asked him what he was working on then he answered that he was testing Laetrile. Moss had been saying for years that it was a useless drug based on the company-wide policy so he was very surprised that one of the world’s top cancer researchers was spending any time on it. Dr. Sugiura found that Laetrile was actually an effective drug in about 80% of the mice he tested at reducing the lung metastases for a period of time and also served as a pain reducer in the mice. However Sloane Kettering had their own agenda and they continued to deny that Laetrile had any benefits for cancer patients. Moss had seen the results of Dr. Sugiura’s tests and knew that Sloane Kettering was lying. So he convinced Dr. Sugiura to give him a copy of the test results and Moss leaked the results in a number of forums including a monthly magazine he helped create called ‘Second Opinion’. The majority of the contributors to ‘Second Opinion’ were employees of Sloane Kettering, so they had to be very careful and stay anonymous. In the end Moss has no choice but to admit that he was the leak. He was fired and became a lifelong advocate for alternative medicines and Laetrile.