Posts Tagged ‘immunotherapy’

An International Alternative Cancer Leader, Frank Wiewel, Interviewed.

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

For nearly 40 years, Frank Wiewel and his wife Denise have led the struggle for medical freedom in America and throughout the world. Frank was a successful Columbia Records recording artist, engineer and producer. In July 1985, he happened to be in Freeport, Bahamas, accompanying his sick father-in-law, when the Bahamian government, at the instigation of the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) shut down Dr Lawrence Burton’s (IAT) cancer clinic.

The IAT patients organized and asked Frank to become first president of their association. Frank and Denise led them in a march on Washington and drafted the petition for an evaluation of innovative therapies, signed by 43 Congressmen. Frank was the original requestor of this Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study entitled, Alternative Cancer Therapies and testified at the Congressional Hearings. Frank led site visits to clinics being researched by OTA and the IAT Clinic was reopened.

In 1986, Frank and his wife Denise founded People Against Cancer and organized The International Coalition for the Evaluation of Alternative Cancer Therapies. It was largely through such efforts, including bitter struggles over three years that the OTA report was re-written and made into a useful document for Congress and the public. In conversations with thousands of people with cancer, health activists, as well as over 50 members of Congress; guest appearances on Design for Living, Natural Living, For the People, and other radio programs; prominently featured interviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Des Moines Register, Scientific American, Science, East West, etc; and publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends (IACVF) Journal, Frank has tirelessly fought for the fair testing of innovative, non toxic cancer therapies.

In 1993, Frank was a founding member of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1994, Frank was chosen to be the Chairman of the Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Committee and chosen to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Board of the Office of Alternative Medicine. Scientific American wrote, “The Establishment of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) constitutes a victory for Frank Wiewel.”

Through People Against Cancer, Frank has created and administrates the Alternative Therapy Research Program (ATRP), a program to evaluate treatment options for people with cancer and physicians. Frank has also created and organized the International Physicians Network (IPN) to provide innovative treatment options for people with cancer. In 1996, Frank launched the Alternative Therapy Evaluation Program (ATEP) to conduct scientific evaluations, both retrospective and prospective, of innovative treatments for cancer worldwide.

Frank has been called “The most powerful independent voice in the field of cancer.” He is the editor of a critically acclaimed newsletter: Options: New Directions in the War on Cancer.  “The most revolutionary document published in the field of cancer – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Options remains the only independent newsletter in the field published without outside influence or advertisements.

Frank remains People Against Cancer’s founding executive and runs this grassroots organization from his base in Otho, Iowa (pop. 650), where he lives with his wife, Denise and their daughters Megan and Allison. More information is available at: http://www.peopleagainstcancer.org/

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New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Combines Virotherapy and Immunotherapy

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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Recent research reported by Science Digest concluded that a new treatment for pancreatic cancer that combines two different approaches-virotherapy and immunotherapy-is showing great promise. Researchers studied whether treatment for pancreatic cancer would be improved by combining the Vaccinia oncolytic virus, a virus selectively modified to infect and kill cancer cells, with a gene that modifies the bodies immune system,  Although lab studies showed that both killed cancer cells and provide immunity against cancer regrowth , the viruses have not performed well in clinical trials because the immune system attacks the virus before it can be effective.

After six weeks 87.5 percent of all mice treated with the combined treatment were clear of all tumors compared with 42.8 percent of those treated with Vaccinia virus alone. In addition, the survival rate of the mice almost doubled from 69.7 days to 138.5 days.

Four weeks after being clear of primary tumors, pancreatic cancer cells were reintroduced into the mice but no further doses of virus were give. Although cancer cells again grew in both groups of mice, after 32 days all except one mouse were again  clear of cancer. REsearch is ongoing.

Interviews with Dr Julian Kenyon (Immunotherapy-Cancer) and Harry Massey (ChoicePoint Movie and Movement) now Available.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday included Dr Julian Kenyon (left) and Harry Massey (right).

Dr Kenyon is the Director of the Dove Clinic For Integrative Medicine , London, founder president of the British Society of Integrated Medicine, Director of the Dove Healing Trust, and Founder and Director of Propanc PTY, Ltd. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: Http://www.Doveclinic.co.uk

Harry Massey is the Director, Founder, and Writer of Choice Point, a movement and movie. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at: Http://www.choicepointmovement.com

The Interviews Follow:

Dr Geronimo Rubio, Dr Adam Perlman, and Ms Carolyn Gross Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Guests interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie, host, Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 on Saturday were Dr Geronimo Rubio (left), Dr Adam Perlman (right), and Ms Caroline Gross.

Dr Rubio is Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center and his biography was presented earlier. More information is available at www.rubiocancercenter.com Dr Rubio discusses his use of immunotherapy and other alternative therapies in successfully treating various types of cancer.

Dr Perlman is Director of Integrative Medicine at St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. His biography was presented previously. He discusses the integrated approach to cancer treatment that is used at St Barnabas and that is a model of care combining traditional and altenative therapies.

Ms Carolyn Gross was diagnoses with stage 3 breast cancer in 2003 and was treated successfully by Dr Rubio with immunotherapy and alternative therapies. Her biography was presented earlier and she will talk about her treatments.

The interview follows and is also on iTunes. If you wish to have this mailed to you, please sign up on another page on this site.

St Barnabas and Cancer Treatment Center of America as Models of Care on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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On Saturday, August 15 Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Adam Perlman (top left), Dr Timothy Birdsall (top right) and Mrs Kelly Swobode (lower right). Dr Perlman is Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at the St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. The Center provides a comprehensive traditional and integrative treatment program for cancer patients. Further information about Dr Perlman and the center appeared previously and can be found at; www.umdnj.edu/icam/about/perlman.htm

My second guest was Dr Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of the Cancer Treatment Center of America who talked about their model of care that incorporates traditional and integrative care for cancer patients. More information on Dr Birdsall and the program can be found on a previous blog or at: http://www.cancercenter.com/western-hospital/doctors/timothy-birdsall.cfm

My final guest was Mrs Kelly Swobode an 31 year cancer survivor with melanoma who was given 3 months to live and who used laetrile and prayer for recovery.

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