Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention: Back to the Future by going Back to the Past

By Simon Yu, MD

The 42nd Annual Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention (CCSCC) was held in Los Angeles August 30 – September 1, 2014. This convention reminded me of watching the popular movie, “Back to the Future” from the 1980’s with Michael J. Fox. A time-travelling car changed his character’s future by coming/going back to the past into the present with a twisted story to re-write his life. The movie was clever, funny, and a complicated story that only Hollywood could come up with.

The history of cancer therapy told at the convention is similar to “Back to the future” except it was not funny. Yes, the story is complicated with dark portrayals of human greed, ignorance, and the need to control. To understand the history of cancer therapy, you need to go back at least 100 years to know why current cancer therapy is limited to mainly surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

I don’t have to tell the whole story of Flexner’s report published in 1910, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation. After Flexner’s report, there were sweeping reforms in medical education which forced the closures of homeopathic, naturopathic, and electrotherapy schools. The emphasis was placed on training physicians in a scientific manner and strengthening the state regulation of medical licensure to improve the quality of care.
The alternative medical community felt Flexner’s Report deliberately suppressed naturopathic and homeopathic medicine in the name of science and quality of medical education. There were numerous books written on this subject.

We are in a time of crisis for cancer treatments and the medical care for cancer since medical science and training have been hijacked by pharmaceutical companies. With our aging population, our costly modern medical system, which excels in emergency care, might collapse on its own burden of inefficient bureaucracy, compounded by self-interested pharmaceutical and medical organizations.

Millions of people are desperately looking for alternative, safer, less-expensive medical care for cancer therapies. They are seeking the medical therapies that are effective, make sense, and can be a part of the healing process. They are not interested in passively taking chemo or radiation and hope for the best. There has been only a slightly improved survival rate for stage IV metastatic cancer over the last 50 years. Once patients realized they do not have the freedom to choose other alternative medical care, they started grass roots organized movements.

One of the groups is the Cancer Control Society based in Los Angeles, California. I attended the 42nd Annual Cancer Convention. About 40 speakers from numerous fields in alternative medicine presented. I presented my hypothesis on the connection between parasites (protozoa) and cancer metabolism, and how to detect parasites based on acupuncture meridian assessment. I also introduced a new class of cancer therapy, a patented parasite medication, 3-bromo pyruvate (3-BP) developed by Young- Hee Ko, Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School.

The politics of medicine within Johns Hopkins sacked her after she published her life time work on 3-BP. 3-BP eradicates hepatocellular liver cancer in rats by successfully blocking the cancer mitochondrial hexokinase metabolism.

At the conference, many speakers addressed many successful, promising therapies that were denied, denounced, and even suppressed by the FDA in the name of protecting the American public. Many speakers came from Europe and from cancer clinics in Mexico where the alternative cancer therapies were not suppressed. Most physicians and the public have limited access to alternative cancer therapies in the USA. The wealthy go to Europe and the poor and middle class go to Mexico to receive alternative cancer therapies.

The atmosphere of the conference was charged with a critical viewpoint of government policies. It was antagonistic to the pharmaceutical industry and the allopathic medical establishment for their main emphases on surgery, chemo, radiation therapy, and outrageously expensive genetic based immune-therapy.

The Cancer Control Society is trying to take you back to the future of cancer therapy by bringing out some of the old, forgotten, and suppressed therapies. It is also bringing out the latest cutting edge cancer therapies to the medical professions and the public. It is like going back to the Future by going back to the Past. This convention inspires me to modify and update my previous lecture on the history of medicine.

The History of Medicine is the History of Man’s Error
2000 BC: Here eat this root.
1000 AD: That root is heathen. Say this prayer.
1850 AD: That prayer is superstitious.
Drink this potion.
1950 AD: Take these antibiotics.
1980 AD: Take this Prozac.
Take this Statin drug.
2000 AD: Antibiotics do not work anymore.
Take this garlic and vitamin C.
2010 AD: Statin drugs do not work.
Eat your butter, bacon, and eggs, and take niacin
2012 AD: Prozac does not work anymore.
Stop Statin drugs. Say this prayer and get
some Sun.
2015 AD: Chemo does not work anymore.
Take out root canals and take parasite meds.
2020 AD: Nothing Works. Say this prayer.
Adjust your spine/cranium and alter your mind.
Take this Blue pill. This pill is by your medical
provider, not by your physician.
Take this Green pill. This pill is one million
Take this Black pill. This pill is by your dentist.
A bit worrisome.
Take this Purple pill. Who cares! Be happy!
Take this White pill. This pill is free but
you must swallow it. (Sponsored by Medicare)
Take this Sugar pill. It may or may not work for
you: Quantum Effects.

Choose wisely. Back to the Future by going back to the Past

Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Alternative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles on alternative medicine as well as patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s revolutionary health book, Accidental Cure: Extraordinary Medicine for Extraordinary Patients, visit his website at www.PreventionAnd Healing.com or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion by Dr. Yu on Alternative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early.