That’s when everything changed forever. Cecile’s husband happened upon a copy of “Laetrile: Control for Cancer” by Glen Kittler.
Her husband, a chemist, was intrigued by the science behind it. The couple found a clinic in Canada that used Laetrile therapy – amygdalin (Vitamin B17), along with other nontoxic natural substances, that attack the cancer while supporting the healthy parts of the body. And Cecile began to recover.
But, unfortunately, Laetrile therapies were illegal back home in California. Luckily, they found Dr. Francisco Contreras, a pathologist and oncologist based just across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, who continued her path to recovery.
In 1963, the Hoffmans formed the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends. That organization quickly grew, spreading chapters across the country. And it was at the L.A. chapter, the group’s largest and most active, where Lorraine Rosenthal and Betty Lee Morales founded the Cancer Control Society in 1973. The late Betty Lee Morales, the society’s first president, was known as “the First Lady of Nutrition.”
Since then, the Cancer Control Society, a non-profit charitable organization, has provided information and guidance about alternative and complementary cancer therapies to thousands of people.
Each year, the society conducts its annual Cancer Convention, designed to bring the latest protocols, treatments and procedures to the public.