Nicholas James Gonzalez was born in Queens, NY in 1947 and died at his home in New York City on July 21, 2015. Dr. Nick 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. Dr. Gonzalez died on July 21, 2015 at his home. 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.
In his lifetime, Dr. Gonzalez wrote nine books. 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. Dr. Gonzalez was writing a series of cancer case reports when he died in 2015. His wife, Mary Beth, posthumously published this series in two volumes: Conquering Cancer Volume One and Volume Two. Then she found another book in his computer – Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System and published it in 2017. And finally, she published his original 25 cancer best case presentation to the NCI in 1993 in the book Proof of Concept.