Patricia Peat spent many years as a nurse working in NHS oncology wards, supporting people through standard treatments – surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She always set great store by the ‘therapeutic relationship’ between patient and caregiver, but, in common with other staff, had little interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). That was until she began to notice that many of those integrating a range of other therapies into their regime were actually managing rather better than expected. She simultaneously became aware of their intense frustration at finding their doctors not only unable and unwilling to engage in constructive dialogue about their options, but unsupportive of their choices.
Inspired by these pioneering endeavours, Patricia set up Cancer Options in 1998 to support people with cancer in taking charge of their situation, in exploring the widest possible range of treatment options and in building their own integrative treatment programme based around their personal choices. Passionate about encouraging the safe integration of complementary therapies with standard treatments, she has developed Cancer Options into a unique service at the forefront of integrative cancer care in the UK.
Patricia has added – and continues to add – to her experience and knowledge of standard cancer treatments through her extensive research into the evidence base for all CAM approaches in use, both in the UK and abroad. She has developed a deep understanding of the methods of many of the top integrative practitioners and clinics in the world. Additionally, she has made it her business to be right up to the minute with new techniques being pioneered within the NHS and other health services abroad.
Fifteen years of close work with all types of cancer have provided her with an unparallelled overview of what is helpful at each stage of each cancer. She still finds that the UK is lagging far behind some other countries in acceptance of integrative methods, but hopes that this book will play a part in moving things forward.
Patricia is a medical adviser to Yes to Life and the Integrated Healthcare Trust, also a patron of the charity CANCERactive. She is a respected public speaker and writer on the subject of Integrative Medicine and empowering people to make their own health decisions.
An award-winning food and cookery writer, Lynda has a lifelong interest in nutrition, organic food and farming as well as kitchen gardening. She is the author of eight major books, including The Cook’s Garden and the landmark Shopper’s Guide to Organic Food and Farming, and Organic Living. Lynda has been actively Involved with the organic movement since the mid-1990s; she writes regularly for the Soil Association, contributes the ‘Food in Depth’ column to Living Earth, and is currently working on her next book.
The Cook’s Garden, Lynda Brown, 1992, Vermilion, ISBN-10: 0091775868 ISBN-13: 978-0091775865 ‘Grow your own’ guidance
The New Shopper’s Guide to Organic Food, Lynda Brown, 2002, Fourth Estate, ISBN-10: 1841154253 ISBN-13: 978-1841154251 ‘Essential reading for anyone who cares about what they put in their and their children’s mouths.’ Nigel Slater, Observer
Dr Contreras is Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital, Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, he is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments with emotional healing and spiritual care to provide patients with outcomes superior to those of conventional methods alone.
After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico, Dr Contreras specialised in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honours. He is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, Beating Cancer, Hope, Medicine & Healing, and The Hope of Living Cancer Free.
50 Critical Cancer Answers, Francisco Contreras MD, 2013, Authentic Publishers, ISBN-10: 1780781075 ISBN-13: 978-1780781075 50 tangible tips, plans, and prescriptive measures for tackling cancer and finding renewed health. Dr Contreras’ most recent book
Beating Cancer, Francisco Contreras MD, 2011, Siloam, ISBN-10: 1616381566 ISBN-13: 978-1616381561 20 natural, spiritual and medical remedies that can slow – and even reverse – cancer’s progression
Hope, Medicine & Healing, Francisco Contreras MD, 2009, Oasis of Hope Press, ISBN-10: 1579460011 ISBN-13: 978-1579460013 How patients can live with cancer, managing it like a chronic disease
The Hope of Living Cancer Free, Francisco Contreras MD 1999 Creation House ISBN-10: 0884196550 ISBN-13: 978-0884196556 Cancer is approached from the view of one’s emotional and spiritual factors in dealing with it
Patricia Daly is a fully qualified nutritional therapist based in Dublin, Ireland. Following her cancer diagnosis, she started studying nutrition and specialising in the area of integrative cancer care. She has taken a particular interest in the ketogenic diet and has written two books on this subject. As a native Swiss, she regularly attends training courses in Switzerland and Germany, for instance at the renowned Tumour Biology Centre in Freiburg. She is also a member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology. While her clinic is based in Dublin, she does phone/Skype consultations for clients who live elsewhere.
Practical 12-Gram Keto Meal Plans for Cancer Patients, Patricia Daly, patriciadaly.com, ‘Hands-on’ advice from nutritionist and cancer patient, Patricia Daly
Practical Keto Meal Plans for Cancer, Patricia Daly, patriciadaly.com,‘Hands-on’ advice from nutritionist and cancer patient, Patricia Daly
Dr Daniel is Founder and Medical Director of Health Creation, and she also works as an Integrative Medicine Consultant at the Apthorp Centre in Bath. She provides consultations for those with cancer who are seeking advice on how to integrate alternative, complementary and self-help approaches to fighting and healing cancer alongside orthodox medical treatment. Having been Medical Director of Bristol Cancer Help Centre (1993-9), she went on to work at the Harley Street Oncology Centre in London (1995-2005). She addresses conferences and seminars nationally and internationally, and is a regular broadcaster. She has written five books, including The Cancer Directory, and created the interactive Cancer Lifeline Kit; she also leads the supportive health-coaching programme of Health Creation mentors.
The Cancer Directory, Dr Rosy Daniel, 2005, Harper Thorsons, ISBN-10: 0007154275 ISBN-13: 978-0007154272 Comprehensive UK directory of integrative approaches to cancer
Born in Germany, Friedrich Douwes studied at the University of Marburg, receiving his MD in 1962. He then went to the USA and completed an Internship with Philadelphia General Hospital in 1967 and a Fellowship in Haematology and Oncology with Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University Hospital in 1970.
Dr Douwes returned to Germany and for almost ten years was on the staff at the University Hospital of Göttingen Medical Department as the Senior Physician in the Oncology Department. He published several articles pertaining to biological and immunological problems of tumours. Not satisfied with the clinical results attained as an orthodox oncologist, he began to integrate alternative methods into his daily work. He founded the first self-help group and the first Psych-Oncological Department in 1980 when he became Medical Director at the Sonnenburg Hospital in Bad Sooden-Allendorf, one of the largest cancer hospitals in Germany.
Between 1981 and 1987 Dr Douwes was involved in developing his integrative cancer concept, a synthesis of conventional and complementary therapies, and in 1991 he started his own cancer hospital, the Klinik St Georg in Bad Aibling, a health resort in Bavaria.
This clinic, with sixteen physicians on its staff, treats around five thousand cancer patients a year. They come from all over the world, and many have had remarkably successful results from the integrative approach to treating all types of cancer, even at an advanced stage.
Qualifying from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1972, Dr Downing has worked in nutritional and environmental medicine since 1980. He is President of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, a founder member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology and was for twenty years the editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. His book Daylight Robbery (1988) was one of the first to highlight the importance of sunlight and vitamin D in healthcare.
Dr Downing practises Ecological Medicine. He explains that this embraces environmental effects on the individual through allergy, toxicology and nutrition, how the biochemical individuality (particularly genomics) of each of us affects our handling of these factors, and how each of us – patient, practitioner and individual – in turn has an impact on and a responsibility for our shared environment.
Daylight Robbery, Dr Damien Downing, 1988, Arrow Books, ISBN 0099567407 One of the first books to highlight to problems around vitamin D deficiency
Trained as a banker, George Emsden is Principal at CancerIFA, a London- based financial advisory service to other financial advisers, employee benefit providers and to individuals. In his own words: ‘I talk to people about money. After twenty years in financial services, it seems that my real work found me’. His particular expertise comes from having had throat cancer himself in 2007, cured by six weeks of radiotherapy, leaving him with a different outlook on life. He now offers advice to anyone whose life is affected by cancer, whether as patient or as bereaved family member.
Renowned as an expert on natural health and wellbeing, Janey Lee Grace has written five best selling books on holistic living. She trained as a vocalist and appears regularly as a popular presenter on BBC Radio 2. In 2005 she founded Imperfectlynatural.com, a consumer website with a thriving forum.
Imperfectly Natural Baby and Toddler, Janey Lee Grace, 2007, Orion ISBN-10: 0752885898 ISBN-13: 978-0752885896 How to be a green parent in today’s busy world
Imperfectly Natural Home, Janey Lee Grace, 2008, Orion, ISBN-10: 0752885820 ISBN-13: 978-0752885827 Everything you need to know to create a healthy, natural home, in a very readable format
Imperfectly Natural Woman, Janey Lee Grace, 2005, Crown House Publishing, ISBN-10: 1904424899 ISBN-13: 978-1904424895 Getting life right the natural way
Look Good Naturally… Without Ditching the Lipstick, Janey Lee Grace, 2013, Hay House UK, ISBN-10: 1848502036 ISBN-13: 978-1848502031 Find your way through the minefield of toxic cosmetics
Qualified as a naturopath and homeopath, Robert Jacobs now has over thirty years of experience in natural medicine. He is the driving force behind the Health Natural Ltd clinic in London and the Society for Human Development in Los Angeles. A member of the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association in the UK, he is also a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. He specialises in Functional and Nutritional Medicine, promoting optimum function in the cells and systems of the body. These range from immune, digestive, detoxification, energy creation and hormone-balance systems to those involving brain, cardiovascular and anti-ageing functions. He works from the principle that imbalances in the body’s functional systems create symptoms and illness.
As a chef, nutritionist and writer, with her company Greencuisine Ltd, formed in 1995, Daphne has developed a series of nutrition-based programmes and retreats. She also runs a private consultancy practice to cater for individuals and organisations. In 2010 she founded Greencuisine Trust, an educational charity focused on ‘re-thinking’ food. Daphne has journeyed with those who have decided to follow the Gerson Therapy, assisting them in the preparation of food. She has also spent time at the Hippocrates Institute in Florida studying nutritional ways of healing. The author of two books, she provided the column on organic gardening for Healthy Eating for three years and regularly contributes to various other magazines. She was a trustee of the Soil Association for ten years.
Living Food: A Feast for Soil and Soul, Daphne Lambert, 2016, United Authors, Due for completion Spring 2016. A book that brings alive the connections between food, our health and the health of the planet
The Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook, Daphne Lambert, Tanyia Maxted-Frost, 1990, Green Books, ISBN-10: 1870098862 ISBN-13: 978-1870098861 Specialised advice for parents concerned about the giving babies and toddlers the best possible nutrition
Dr Mannings qualified at the Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1976. He started his career as a GP. While continuing family practice, part-time, he worked in hospital medicine as a registrar in general and emergency services. In 1996 he became a specialist doctor in oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital but left after a year due to the lack of integrative care and the ineffectiveness and side effects of many of the chemotherapy regimes. He returned to part-time family practice and graduated from Nottingham University with an MSc in Cancer Immunotherapy. He also became an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of East Anglia, tutoring medical students, as well as returning to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston to work in oncology.
In 2009 Dr Mannings founded the cancer charity Star Throwers in Norfolk, which offers integrative care as well as immunotherapy and metabolic therapy. He is aiming to publish scientific studies on cancer-related topics, including outcomes.
Dr Moran is the Medical Director of the privately run Holistic Medical Clinic, now based in Wimpole Street, London. He qualified in medicine from St George’s Hospital and in dentistry from Guy’s Dental Hospital, London. He is a Diplomate of the faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care of the Royal College of Obstetricians an Gynaecologists (RCOG) and holds post-graduate diplomas in psychosexual counselling, menopause and sexual dysfunction as well as an MSc in nutritional medicine. Dr Moran has been extensively trained by Prof. Ben Pfeifer at the Aeskulap Clinic in Switzerland and is therefore able to treat and advise on prostate and breast cancer following Pfeifer’s protocol.
Dr Orange trained as a GP and in anthroposophic medicine in Holland. He was Medical Director of Park Attwood Clinic, Worcestershire, a centre for integrative anthroposophic medical-therapeutic care (now closed), where spiritual, psychosocial and biological aspects were taken into account in treatment. Dr Orange’s work has focused on integrative cancer care and he lectures and publishes regularly. His focus of interest and experience include: cancer care; immunology; mistletoe therapy; whole body hyperthermia; and spirituality in medical care. He currently holds a senior position in developing Integrative Oncology at the Ita Wegman Clinic, Arlesheim, Switzerland.
News Mar 2016: We are very sorry to hear of Jane’s death on 4th March, just prior to publication of The Cancer Revolution. Her substantial legacy of work will continue to be a support to many people with cancer.
One of the world’s leading geochemists, Prof. Jane Plant was chief scientist of the British Geological Survey (BGS) from 2000 to 2005, when she became Professor of Geochemistry at Imperial College, London. Having graduated with a Class I Honours degree in geology (special geochemistry) at Liverpool University in 1967, she gained her PhD in geochemistry at Leicester University ten years later. At the BGS she developed the methods for Britain’s national geochemical database, with its direct applications in mineral exploration – and most significantly (and at first unexpectedly) in the new field of environmental health: during the 1970s it was her team that helped to identify links between deficiency diseases in livestock and the geochemistry of the land on which they lived. Her personal experiences with breast cancer, and the findings of her research in this field, led her to become an author on the subject. She has published five books on dietary and environmental factors in cancer.
Beat Cancer: How to Regain Control of Your Health and Your Life, Prof. Jane Plant, Mustafa Djamgoz, 2014, Ebury Digital ISBN-10: 0091947952 ISBN-13: 978-0091947958 Prof. Plant’s most recent book, written with Prof. Djamgoz, aimed at empowering anyone with cancer
Prostate Cancer, Prof. Jane Plant, 2007, Virgin Books, ISBN-10: 075351298X ISBN-13: 978-0753512982 Understand, prevent and overcome prostate cancer
The Plant Programme, Prof. Jane Plant, 2001, Virgin Books, ISBN-10: 0753509520 ISBN-13: 978-0753509524 Recipes for fighting breast and prostate cancer
Your Life in Your Hands, Prof. Jane Plant, 2000, Virgin Books, ISBN-10: 0753512041 ISBN-13: 978-0753512043 The classic from Prof. Plant detailing her findings regarding dairy produce and more
Thomas Rau studied medicine at the University of Berne, the leading medical school in Switzerland, and began his career in rheumatology and internal medicine. In 1981 he became the Medical Director of a rehabilitation clinic in Switzerland, where he treated patients with various degenerative disorders. During that time, Dr Rau first began to notice, as he put it: ‘With classical medicine, my patients weren’t getting better.’ He became interested in alternative therapies, particularly homeopathy and dietary changes, used by those patients whose health was improving. He found his own patients began to show remarkable progress when he treated them more holistically.
Dr Rau became a lifelong student of alternative medical methods, including Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as of the great holistic practitioners of the Swiss and German traditions. He studied with the leading European practitioners of his age and gradually formed his own method of restoring health to his patients. In doing so he developed theories about detoxification, nutrition, digestion and building up the immune function, resulting in an approach that he calls Biological Medicine.
In 1992 Dr Rau became the Medical Director of the Paracelsus Klinik in Lustmühle. Already recognised as a centre of holistic medicine, Paracelsus has since become one of the premier clinics for Biological Medicine in the world. Dr Rau has continued in his post there, alongside his writing – books, journal articles and conference papers – lectures and teaching.
Swiss Secret to Optimal Health, Dr Thomas Rau, Susan Wyler, 2009, Berkley Trade, ISBN-10: 0425225666 ISBN-13: 978-0425225660 Dr Rau’s diet for whole body healing
Shazzie has been a vegan since 1986 and a raw foodist since 2000. She is a TV presenter and author of five books. For well over a decade, she has given lectures and workshops around the world at the most prestigious venues, including the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. She is often featured in international media discussing such topics as raw food, superfoods, detox, raw chocolate, breastfeeding and natural parenting.
Shazzie’s Detox Delights, Shazzie, 2006, Rawcreation Limited, ASIN: B002MYB9HU Raw-food starter guide
Detox Your World, David Wolfe, Shazzie, 2012, North Atlantic Books, U.S. ISBN-10: 1583944508 ISBN-13: 978-1583944509 Quick and lasting results for a beautiful mind, body and spirit
Naked Chocolate, David Wolfe, Shazzie, 2012, North Atlantic Books, U.S. ISBN-10: 1556437315 ISBN-13: 978-1556437311 The astonishing truth about the world’s greatest food
Evie’s Kitchen, Shazzie, David Smith, 2008, Rawcreation Limited, ISBN-10: 0954397738 ISBN-13: 978-0954397739 Raising an ecstatic child
As Medical and Scientific Director of the CTCI, Prof. Shimon Slavin is internationally renowned for his innovative use of cell therapy and immunotherapy in treating cancer and life-threatening non-malignant diseases. Having graduated from the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, Prof. Slavin went on to train in immunology and rheumatology at Stanford University in California and at the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplantation Center in Seattle, Washington. His pioneering work in cell therapy of cancer by donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI), post allogeneic stem- cell transplantation and non-myeloablative stem cell transplantation (NST), or mini-transplant, is now in worldwide use. NST is much safer, less difficult for the patient and more economical than previously developed procedures.
Prof. Slavin has also developed personalised approaches to treat cancer using immunotherapy, mediated by innovative targeted cell therapy and vaccines. He conducts basic clinical research and clinical trials of novel methods to make his patients’ immune systems effective in targeting and combating their disease. The world’s leading peer-reviewed journals have published over 500 articles of his research. He has written four books on his medical research and innovations.
A Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, Robert Thomas is also a Professor at Cranfield University and clinical teacher at Cambridge University. He treats breast, prostate and bowel cancer with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and brachytherapy as well as biological and supportive therapies; he is also a strong advocate of the role of self-help and lifestyle strategies to improve wellbeing and outcome. His book Lifestyle and Cancer: The Facts appeared in 2008 and he is editor of a website about cancer treatment and lifestyle. He has published over 100 scientific papers, including the world’s largest prospective trial evaluating lifestyle and prostate-cancer progression. He is chief investigator of the first double-blind randomised controlled trial of a polyphenol supplement (Pomi-T) in men with prostate cancer. Having designed the UK’s first level 4 cancer rehabilitation course for exercise professionals, he is also Media Spokesman and Chair of the Macmillan Cancer Support Exercise Advisory Group. In 2001 he was voted ‘Doctor of the Year’ by Hospital Doctor Magazine and in 2007 ‘Oncologist of the Year’ by the British Oncology Association.
Lifestyle and Cancer: The Facts, Prof. Robert Thomas, 2011, Health Education Publications, ASIN: B004L2LJ30 The second and updated edition from Britain’s leading oncologist in the field of lifestyle, nutrition and cancer
Known as the ‘Juice Master’, Jason Vale has sold over two million books worldwide and is highly regarded as one of the most influential people in the realm of juicing and health. Jason is the author of ten books. Besides appearing in many television and radio shows he has produced DVDs and CDs on juicing, health, fitness and junk-food addiction and is regularly featured in leading magazines.
Jason Vale’s 5:2 Juice Diet, Jason Vale, 2015, Juice Master Publications, ISBN-10: 0954766466 ISBN-13: 978-0954766467 Jason Vale’s most recent book – a ‘juicing’ take on the popular 5:2 diet
7lbs in 7 Days, Jason Vale, 2014, Harper Thorsons, ISBN-10: 0007436181 ISBN-13: 978-0007436187 The Juice Master diet
Juice Yourself Slim, Jason Vale, 2014, Harper Thorsons, ISBN-10: 0007267142 ISBN-13: 978-0007267149 The healthy way to lose weight without dieting
Dr Verkerk is an expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. His MSc and PhD are both from Imperial College, London, awarded before his continuing research for a further seven years at the college’s Department of Biology, as a post-doctoral Research Fellow. In 2002 he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANG-Intl), which has become one of the leading non-profit campaign organisations working globally to promote more sustainable healthcare systems through the use of natural and bio-compatible approaches. He is Executive and Scientific Director of the ANH-Intl as well as Co-chair of its Scientific and Medical Collaboration. Around sixty papers by him have been published in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and he contributes regularly to magazines and other popular media. He is also an accomplished and inspirational speaker and communicator on a wide range of issues relating to sustainability.
After graduating in chemistry from Imperial College, London, and gaining a further degree from Otago University, New Zealand, Xandria studied naturopathy and botanic medicine in Sydney, Australia. She went on to train in psychotherapy, NLP, EFT and related techniques. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and has worked as a nutritional biochemist and naturopath in private practice for more than thirty years in Australia, the UK and Ireland. She has published more than 400 articles and twenty-one books, has been the head of nutrition departments in several colleges and given many thousands of hours of lectures and seminars in many countries to graduates, post-graduates and general interest groups. During the last ten years or so, she has developed a particular interest in researching cancer as a process, focusing on its early detection and the ways in which nutritional, plant-derived and other natural substances can be used to help restore homoeostasis, cellular chemistry and health. She is a founder member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology.
Vital Signs for Cancer, Xandria Williams, 2010, Piatkus, ISBN-10: 0749952474 ISBN-13: 978-0749952471 How to monitor, prevent and reverse the cancer process
Cancer Concerns, Xandria Williams, 2011, Xtra Health Publications, ISBN-10: 0956855202 ISBN-13: 978-0956855206 A practical 10-step path towards recovery described and explained
Detecting Cancer, Xandria Williams, 2013, Xtra Health Publications, ISBN-10: 0956855237 Book 3 of Xandria William’s planned Cancer Quintet
Bernard Willis qualified as MBChB at Leeds University in 1967. After completing his hospital residencies in surgery, general medicine and obstetrics, he left England to work as a private GP in Perth, Western Australia, where he obtained the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. After three years in Perth he returned to the UK and became a partner in a general practice in Essex. In 1982 he was recruited to become the senior GP at the first private primary care centre in England. In 1991 he and his wife went to Spain, where they spent nineteen years taking care of British and European ex-patriates.
While in Spain Dr Willis became ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) brought on by a viral infection. This forced him to take time off work, an absence during which he researched and cured himself of the condition through natural lifestyle changes, nutrition, hormones and supplements. This led to the realisation that he could often treat his patients with nutritional therapies, thus avoiding pharmaceutical drugs and their inevitable side effects. He attended many courses on Integrative Medicine and holistic approaches, practising these widely in his clinics in Spain. Subsequently, he ran a busy Integrative Medicine clinic in Auckland, New Zealand for five years and was an active member of the Australasia Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). From early 2016 he will be practising in the UK. His interests currently include nutrition and dietary therapy, herbal treatments, bio-identical HRT and intravenous nutritional therapy for chronic diseases such as CFS, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, male and female menopause and cancer.
André Young-Snell studied conventional medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London and qualified in 1988. Though specialising in Parkinson’s disease, he covered many fields at some of the UK’s top hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge, Whipps Cross, Barts and Guys, London and Brighton. After much deliberation, in 2002 he decided to set up his own clinic, the Vision of Hope in Brighton, where he could specialise in metabolic protocols. He strongly believes that the patient’s mindset is of utmost importance to his or her recovery; he recommends focusing on setting goals, ways of expressing gratitude, making space for relaxation and laughter, all combined with more traditional complementary metabolic protocols.
Jo Daly has been practising as a homeopath since the 1980s. Having lived, trained and worked in the UK, in 1989 she moved to the USA. She has been a founder and developer of two schools of homeopathy, first in California and later in New York as Dean of Education at the School of Homeopathy. Besides teaching elsewhere in the USA, UK and Japan, she also writes, supervises students, runs on-going study groups and is currently on the faculty at the Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy. Jo is a member of WISH (the World Institute for Sensation Homeopathy), which integrates practices based on those of Dr Rajan Sankaran.
Lizzy Davis’ background is in oncology and palliative care nursing. Her mother’s gradual debilitation throughout treatment for lung cancer highlighted the very real and definite need for exercise to be an integral intervention throughout the cancer care pathway. She became an Advanced Personal Trainer and in 2012 successfully completed the first UK REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level 4 accredited course in Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation.
Dr Deng is an Associate Member and Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His clinical expertise is in cancer supportive care and Integrative Medicine. His clinical practice is one of the few in the USA to be designated a comprehensive cancer centre by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It focuses on an evidence-based approach to Integrative Medicine and its applications in oncology. Dr Deng has taken a leadership role in this emerging and evolving field. He heads the clinical programmes and the physician education programmes at the Integrative Medicine Service at Sloan-Kettering and in 2011 served as President of the Society for Integrative Oncology. He is a principal investigator of research projects on acupuncture and botanical agents funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Having written review articles, medical textbook chapters and practice guidelines on Integrative Medicine, he is frequently invited to give lectures around the world. He has peer-review responsibilities for professional journals and for NIH grant applications.
Dr Deng received his MD from Beijing Medical University, China, and his PhD in microbiology and from the University of Miami, Florida. He completed his clinical training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and research training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He is a member of the Research Council and the Institutional Review Board at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and an Executive Board member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In 2012 Dr Deng was the keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of the British Society for Integrative Oncology (BSIO).
PDQ Integrative Oncology, Barrie Cassileth PhD, Gary Deng MD PhD, Andrew Vickers PhD, K. Simon Yeung RPh Lac, 2005, BC Decker, ISBN-10: 1550092804 ISBN-13: 978-1550092806 Complementary therapies in cancer care
Barbara specialises in yoga for people with physical disabilities and limited mobility and has been working with physiotherapists and carers to provide support to those who are chair-bound or bed-ridden. Barbara began practising yoga in 1995 and obtained a British School of Yoga Diploma in 2005. On attending the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala, India (2008) she deepened her practice. In 2013 she completed the Yoga for Survivors programme for all types of cancer and all phases of survivorship. Barbara teaches at the London-based Life Centre, which has branches in Islington and Notting Hill, and also runs private and group yoga classes.
Tom qualified as a reflexologist in 1999 and set up his private practice in a North London clinic, where he offers reflexology, holistic massage, Thai massage and Reiki. Alongside this he has also run monthly clinics in companies, including Selfridge & Co and Reader’s Digest magazine. From 2007 until 2013 he worked at University College Hospital within the Complementary Therapy Team, on the cancer wards for adults, teenagers and young children. Tom is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and also a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.
A mindfulness teacher based in Oxfordshire, Clare McLusky first started practising meditation around 2005, following treatment for throat cancer. Having noticed the profound effect this had on her health and wellbeing, she was motivated to share this approach with others. In 2012 she graduated from Oxford University with an MSc in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. She is an occupational therapist with extensive experience in mental health and group work.She began working for Yes to Life as a helpline volunteer in 2009 and believes wholeheartedly in the philosophy of the charity.
Patrizia’s healing work began when she was at a very low point in her life. Financial hardship, a severely prolapsed disc, panic attacks and agrophobia eventually forced her to look deeper into the connection between negative life experiences and emotions that were the underlying causes of these difficulties. Hesitant and resistant at first, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing in an effort to recover her wellbeing. Inspired by the positive results she experienced, she decided to train so that se could offer equally powerful possibilities to others. She aims to support her clients’ desire to look deep within to clear old suppressed cell memories, allowing their self-healing potential to be fully activated.
Dorothy Crowther is Chief Executive of Wirral Holistic Care Services, which she founded in 1988 and has been the driving force behind that organisation’s many developments and achievements ever since. Her degree in science and qualifications in nursing have led her to work in the field of therapeutic cancer care for most of her professional life. While studying in the USA, she also trained in Gerson Therapy at the Gerson Institute in San Diego, California.
Dr Etheridge trained first at Imperial College, London, and in 1995-9 at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. The Department of Chemistry, Imperial College has granted him three patents in Gene Therapy. in 2006 Chris qualified as an accredited Practitioner of Herbal Medicine at the College of Phytotherapy in Epping, Essex.
Jane Fior was a founder member of the Cancer Counselling Trust, which has sadly been forced to close due to lack of funds. She remains active
as a UKAHPP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, UKCP registered with over twenty years’ experience in working with cancer issues at all stages of the disease. Based in North London, she has a particular interest in supporting people who choose to supplement their treatment with complementary approaches.
Juliet Hayward originally worked as a nutritionist at the Nutri Centre in London, where she set up a helpline. She now works in private practice, supporting cancer patients and people suffering from other challenging illnesses. Since 2010 she has been involved in consultancy work and lecturing for the Really Healthy Company and is now also part of the Academy of Nutritional Medicine in London.
David is one of the few practitioners in the UK to be qualified in both naturopathy and herbal medicine. He began his studies in 1969 and in 1975 graduated as a medical herbalist. In 1981 he received a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, London (later renamed the British College of Osteopathic Medicine).
Jessica Richards qualified in clinical hypnosis in 1985. As well as training doctors, surgeons, midwives, dentists and anaesthetists for pain control and allied skills, she specialises in personal development and leads Chief Executive workshops and retreats, facilitating rapid change by identifying and resolving self-limiting beliefs, using her highly effective ‘Groundhog Day’ process (different place, different people but the same situation again). Jessica is a patron of the charity Cancer Active and the author of The Topic of Cancer, an inspired and practical guide that will help you take control when faced with cancer. Jessica has recovered from breast cancer through an intensive programme of Integrative Medicine.
The Topic of Cancer, Jessica Richards, 2011, Jessica Richards, ISBN-10: 0957064403 ISBN-13: 978-0957064409 Straightforward, practical advice on navigating through cancer treatment
A traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, Margella Salmins studied at Middlesex University and at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The five-year training included acupuncture, herbal medicine and associated therapies as well as Western medical diagnostic and clinical skills. She also holds certificates in Therapeutic Healing, Advanced Reiki and Macrobiotic Healing.
Robin Daly is the Chairman and the Founder of the UK charity Yes to Life. His experience supporting his daughter Bryony through cancer three times, until her early death at age 23, made him acutely aware of the shortcomings of UK cancer care, in terms of patient choice and patient-centred care. Yes to Life was set up specifically to address these shortcomings, and for over a decade it has provided direct support to people with cancer in building and pursuing their own integrative treatment plans.