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; yet malignant cells can be transformed to normal cells by iREM 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.
iREM - the alternative in cancer treatment with Immunotherapy
In contrast to the common destructive methods of conventional medicine (chemotherapy, etc.), iREM (Immunological Re-Education of Malignacy) uses an alternative path in which the malignant tumor cells are transformed into a benign form by immunological instruction. In the course of a normal aging process, the “transformed” tumor cells gradually die off.
iREM is a personal, immunological treatment that is tailored to the patient’s condition; i. e. no medication is used, rather the treatment / recovery takes place solely on the basis of the healing power of the patient’s own immune system. This should not be confused with the “personalized therapy” that is used by academic circles frequently, in which on the basis of genetic analysis most suitable selection of substances is identified from the portfolio provided by the pharmaceutical industry. The so-called immunotherapy, which is praised by academic circles, is actually nothing more than a type of chemotherapy with biological substances (cytokines, monoclonal antibodies) intended still to destroy the tumor cells. The adverse effects are very serious. Therefore, these two approaches are diametrically opposed to each other: personal (= immunologically based) therapy vs. personalized, but standardized (= industrialized) treatment.
Which patients may benefit from iREM?
A number of criteria are decisive for a successful treatment: Age, vitality, mobility, tumor load (amount), a reasonable life expectancy – and as little chemotherapy as possible: Such pre-treatment may result in various tumor mutations, which means that tumor cells may alter their characteristics or immunogenicity. In addition, iREM-trained immune cells are likely to be destroyed by cytostatic agents immediately upon re-injection. This, indeed, would probably undermine the expected success of iREM. Therefore, the best chances of curing are probably for “virgin”, i. e. not aggressively treated patients and not the terminal stage of cancer diseases, respectively.