Biography of Nicholas James Gonzalez, MD

Nicholas James Gonzalez was born in Queens, NY in 1947 and he died at his home in New York City on July 21, 2015. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature. He subsequently worked as a journalist, first at Time Inc., before pursuing premedical studies at Columbia. He then received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a postgraduate immunology fellowship under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology and for years President of Sloan-Kettering, he completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. Since 1987, Dr. Gonzalez had been in private practice in New York City, treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. His nutritional research has received substantial financial support from Procter & Gamble and Nestle. Results from a pilot study published in 1999 described the most positive data in the medical literature for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Gonzalez had released three books in his lifetime and another three of his books have been published posthumously by his wife, Mary Beth Gonzalez.

The first, The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer, discusses from a contemporary perspective Dr. John Beard, who 100 years ago first suggested an anti-cancer effect for pancreatic enzymes.  The second in the series, One Man Alone, presents the results of Dr. Gonzalez’s five-year investigation of the alternative cancer practitioner Dr. William Donald Kelley completed under the direction of Dr. Good.  The third, What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer documents Dr. Gonzalez’s battle to have his therapy properly tested in an NCI clinical study.

Since his death, New Spring Press has published his two volume case report series entitled Conquering Cancer and Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of The Gonzalez Protocol.

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