As an internist with broad oncological knowledge (medical CV) , I had to accompany a number of patients as they died. iREM would be a hope for many cancer patient if there were enough visionaries!
Cancer is indeed curable – this not by destructive means alone (radiation or chemotherapy, which induce even more resistant mutations due to physiological stress and ultimately lead to the patient’s death; thanks to iREM cancer cells can be tamed to normal cells as the examples presented here. Possibility of healing can then be carried out without jeopardizing the patients.
I am well aware that opinions and findings which are not authorized by the academic circles ennobled with melodious titles are hardly taken into account. At the same time, some banalities from everyday practice are often sold with great fanfare as groundbreaking scientific findings. They usually end with the statement “further research is required to …” or something similar. But excellent rhetorical and didactic skills do not make someone a creative thinker.
For almost 35 years I was a dedicated doctor and conscientiously obeyed all the rules, therefore no one could accuse me of ethically and morally questionable behavior. Now that I am retired, I feel free from all shackles and can freely express my honest opinion. Certainly, I may not strictly comply with the rules, but always act responsibly for the benefit of my patients. The guidelines that were imposed by “appointed” people and institutions can no longer affect me.
A project like iREM can only be realized through a joint political and social effort. For me as a free-lance researcher, it is not feasible in detail, as I’m no lawyer, publicist, manager, organizer, investor etc.
If the society would be sensitive to this issue, there were cure for cancer long time ago.