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Did a Humble Dentist Outsmart the National Cancer Institute?

For Immediate Release

In the decades after President Nixon declared a "War on Cancer" in 1971, the best and the brightest researchers at the National Cancer Institute have spent billions of government dollars seeking the ultimate cure for the disease. The result of all this effort? According to a 2009 publication by the American Cancer Society, "Although progress has been made … cancer still accounts for more deaths than heart disease in persons younger than 85 years of age." (CA Cancer J Clin 2009;59:225-249) Direct medical costs of cancer in the US in 2009 were estimated at $93.2 billion.

At the same time America was gearing up for the war on cancer, a Texas orthodontist named William Donald Kelley was treating patients with a nutritional program he had first used on himself to overcome terminal cancer. His early successes created a word-of-mouth network that brought him a steady stream of patients until finally, a young medical student, Nicholas Gonzalez, came to investigate his work.

This book, completed in its initial form in 1986, describes Dr. Gonzalez’s five-year evaluation of Dr. Kelley’s nutritional/enzyme cancer treatment. Although not published until 2010, this monograph generated interest in the alternative and conventional medical world for over two decades.

The book is divided into three sections, the first describing the theory behind Dr. Kelley’s approach. The second includes 50 representative case histories of patients diagnosed with a variety of poor prognosis or terminal cancer who did well under Dr. Kelley’s care, with copies of the actual relevant medical records to prove the point. In the final chapters, Dr. Gonzalez assesses the efficacy of the Kelley treatment with patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

"I would have been dead 28 years ago!" says Arlene Van Straten (Patient #34 in the book). "I had been diagnosed at Mayo Clinic as having pancreatic and liver cancer and given 6 months to live. One day, while shopping, I happened to find a $3 book called One Answer to Cancer. The book was by Dr. Kelley .... Believe me—you can beat cancer—with the right help. … Dr. Gonzalez is the best friend you will ever meet and live to tell everyone about. I’ve been telling my story to everyone who will listen for the last 28 years!"

The results of Dr. Gonzalez’s investigation have been discussed before a Congressional committee, on national TV, and in print media including The New Yorker and Prevention. This pioneering book is now available to all those with an interest in cancer in general, the enzyme treatment of cancer in particular, alternative medicine, and Dr. Kelley.

Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) with a degree in English Literature. He subsequently worked as a journalist for seven years, first at Time Inc. He then completed his premedical studies at Columbia University and his medical education at Cornell University Medical College. While a medical student he began investigating the work of Dr. Kelley under the direction of Robert A. Good, M.D., Ph.D., at the time President of Sloan-Kettering. Dr. Gonzalez subsequently completed immunology fellowship training, before opening a practice in New York in 1987. His research has been funded by Procter & Gamble, Nestle, and the National Institutes of Health.

One Man Alone: An Investigation of Nutrition, Cancer, and William Donald Kelley by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D. Original edition. 8.25 x 11, 520 pages with references and copies of original medical records. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-9821965-6-4. $49.95. Paperback ISBN 978-0-9821965-1-9. $39.95. Available from and at Available to libraries from Quality Books, Inc.

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