TO CANCER CLINICS 1/2006
In January of 2006 I toured several cancer clinics in California and
one in Mexico. One of my breast cancer clients, who wanted to find the
best clinic for her situation, accompanied me.
COUNTY IMMUNE INSTITUTE
stop was at the Orange County Immune Institute, where they treat cancer
patients, as well as chronic and autoimmune diseases with immunology.
we were graciously greeted by Dr. Iraj Kiani, Chairperson, PR person
and husband of Fereshteh "Ferre" Akbarpour, M.D., known as
Dr. Ferre. Dr. Ferre along with her sister Dr. Roshi are the primary
doctors treating cancer patients.
two days with Dr. Ferre and her husband Dr. Iraj Kiani. They were most
gracious and forthcoming about their clinic and how they like to function.
Dr. Ferre prefers cancer patients work with a radiation oncologist or
oncologist while undergoing her immune boosting program, although if
a cancer patient only wants her immune boosting treatment she is fine
patients need access to an oncologist or radiologist she will refer
them to one. The radiation oncologist she recommends will do radiation
in conjunction with an intense program of localized hyperthermia.
says their best successes are with early cancers but they will treat
any cancer. While we were there she was treating a glioblastoma and
a recurring Head & Neck cancer patient.
on detoxification as well as diet and provides a protocol to boost the
immune system. Cancer patients come there as outpatients and may stay
in a hotel nearby.
The routine is as follows: they arrive mid-morning to receive several
IV’s with a combination of high dose vitamin C and other supplements
based on the cancer patient’s needs. A second IV may consist of
Careseng, a form of ginseng. Blood tests to measure Natural Killer Cells
and metabolic panel are done regularly to monitor your progress. They
also have available infrared saunas, a hyperthermia chamber, localized
microwave hyperthermia, Bio Rays (royal rife technology), and Dr. Chi’s
mineral infrared therapy device (MIT). They provide daily organic and
delicious lunches with fresh green drinks. The patient leaves the clinic
around 5 PM to go to their hotel.
has a wide array of nutraceuticals available for the cancer patient.
Especially for the patient who is unfamiliar with what supplements are
best for their particular cancer, Dr. Ferre’s knowledge about
nutraceuticals is a great resource.
Dr. Ferre to be genuine, compassionate, and knowledgeable. If a cancer
patient is interested in pursuing this clinic, I would suggest you call
Dr. Kiani first for practical details on the clinic (remember he is
the public relations person), but do try to speak to Dr. Ferre personally,
because she is the one who will be treating you and she is the one who
has the knowledge. I would recommend this clinic to any cancer patient
who wants to keep one foot in traditional medicine and the other in
supportive or alternative treatments.
The Orange County Immune Institute
18800 Delaware Street Suite 900
Pacifica Hospital, Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Website: www.drferre.com ; email
Dr. Ferre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure you tell them I referred you and if possible talk to Dr. Kiani
first. He can pave the way for you to speak with Dr. Ferre.
MCCLELLAND, M.D.: SAN DIEGO IMMUNOTHERAPY (LIVINGSTON WHEELER THERAPY)
Our second stop was San Diego to meet with Edwin McClelland, M.D., of
the San Diego Immunotherapy clinic. Dr. McClelland uses the Livingston-Wheeler
protocol, which had originally been developed by Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler.
After years of operating in San Diego, Livingston Foundation Medical
Center (LFMC), the clinic had to close due to financial difficulties
in early 2004.
Dr. McClelland worked for a short while at the Livingston- Wheeler clinic
before it shut down and believed so strongly in this therapy that he
opened his own clinic in San Diego later in 2004 and has continued to
treat a number of cancer patients from the original LFMC clinic.
claims he has good success with this protocol with prostate cancer (he
has a large number of patients who travel all the way from Turkey),
early breast cancer and melanoma.
Dr. McClelland is actively involved in doing research with Dr. John
Majnarich from Seattle on the Livingston-Wheeler protocol in order to
gain more recognition for the benefits of this therapy. He has a small,
comfortable and simply furnished clinic easily accessible from the nearby
freeway. Dr. McClelland himself is very personable and will take the
time to explain the Livingston-Wheeler protocol and will go the extra
mile to make the patient comfortable.
My breast cancer client who accompanied me decided to go for treatment
here. During her 2-week stay Dr. McClelland even took her to the zoo
one day for a much needed reprieve from the treatment (won’t promise
you he will do that for everyone). Dr. McClelland is an ordained minister
and obviously cares about his patients.
The Livingston-Wheeler protocol consists of vaccines such as the BCG
vaccine and an autogenous vaccine made from your urine along with other
Dr. McClelland emphasizes that the administration of the BCG (tuberculosis)
vaccine is one of the corner stones of the Livingston protocol. He told
me he prefers to treat his patients aggressively with the BCG vaccine
in order to get the immune titers up so that the autogenous vaccine
can work best. He suggests the patient is tested every three months
to assure that the titers up and may treat the patient up to a year
with the BCG, if necessary, along with the autogenous vaccine, which
may be administered up to ten years or more.
of the Livingston protocol include a vitamin A analog called cis-14,
which breaks down into abscicic acid, a most potent anti-cancer weapon
according to Dr. Livingston; a spleen extract, pancreatic enzymes taken
away from meals, high dose vitamin C (up to 100 grams/day, an E+ peptide
plus amino acids as well as possibly B-12 injections. He may also prescribe
antibiotics. He recommends a modified Gerson therapy including coffee
enemas. Thyroid medication may be prescribed to get the metabolism working
information on the Livingston-Wheeler protocol and background I suggest
you read The Conquest of Cancer: Vaccines and Diet by Drs.
Virginia Livingston-Wheeler and Edmond G. Addeo.
is asked to come for a two-week treatment program in San Diego. He has
a clinic near downtown San Diego, 7-8 minutes from the airport. Lodging
can be arranged at a nearby Holiday Inn at a reduced rate of $99/night.
of the treatment is $8,500 plus or minus $1,000 depending on labs. This
includes a 3-6 months supply of the vaccines and nutraceuticals. For
international patients the cost is closer to $14 – 16,000, which
includes a year supply of vaccines and supplements.
McClelland can be reached at (619) 233-8018. He is located at 2055 Third
Avenue #100, San Diego, CA 92101. His website is: http://sandiegoimmunotherapy.com/
and his email is: ebm@SanDiegoImmunotherapy.com.
CLINIC IN TIJUANA
stop was to see Vincent Gammill in Solano Beach and then on to the San
Diego Clinic in Tijuana.
FOR THE STUDY OF NATURAL ONCOLOGY AND SAN DIEGO CLINIC IN TIJUANA
Gammill is the Director of the Center for the Study of Natural Oncology,
437 S. Highway 101, Suite 201, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Website: www.natural-oncology.org
in the year 2000, The Center for the Study of Natural Oncology, Inc.
is an educational resource and client advocacy organization focused
on helping people with cancer. They collaborate with and use their network
of professionals in the oncology to find you cancer care. Although cancer
referrals are technically not limited to the San Diego Clinic, the Center
for the Study of Natural Oncology is closely tied to the San Diego Clinic
and Dr. Filberto Munoz in Tijuana, Mexico.
us to the Center, Vincent caravanned us off South to the Mexican border.
We parked in a parking lot near the border and walked across the border,
past Mexican craft stands, and crossed the street to what looked like
a large office building. Several floors up is the San Diego Clinic in
the right hand wing of the floor. No more than a ten minute walk. U.S.
patients generally will walk across the border daily for their treatments.
Apparently, Vincent will accompany new patients the first day of their
treatment to make them feel more comfortable with the routine.
is quite small and appeared somewhat disorganized but as Vincent Gammill
explained there is a reason in the madness. And after spending several
hours there it was clear to me what was going on. We walked immediately
into a room with very comfortable, nice dark brown leather chairs where
people were hooked on to an IV drip. We sat in one of the chairs for
a while and joint the friendly talk between cancer patients.
to this room is Dr. Filberto Munoz’ small office. Dr. Munoz is
a handsome, modest and knowledgeable doctor who treats the cancer patients.
He works closely with Vincent Gammill (he is not a doctor, but a biochemist)
in figuring out what therapies are best suited for the patient depending
on budget, medical needs, or how aggressive anyone wants to be treated.
claimed that he cured his brother of renal cancer with immunotherapy
including vaccines. Their best successes are breast, prostate and colon
cancer, especially if the patient comes to them early on. While we were
there, there were both early and advanced cancer patients receiving
will use depending on the cancer situation whole body hyperthermia,
selenium Ivs, Mistletoe vaccines (Eurixor), Newcastle Virus vaccine
Neo-Springer vaccine, low dose insulin potentiation therapy (IPT), etc.
For more information on the treatments they offer, see http://www.sdiegoclinic.com/cancertreat.htm
find the clinic itself adequate, although quite modest. If you are at
all uncomfortable about going to a Tijuana clinic and if you are person
who needs lots of support and guidance, or if you need modern up-to-date
facilities this is probably not the place for you. I would recommend
this clinic to cancer clients, who are on a limited budget. I respect
Vincent Gammill’s knowledge and Dr. Munoz’ expertise and
know of clients who feel they owe their life and health to this clinic!
is interested in this clinic, the best way is to get in touch with Vincent
Gammill at the Center for Natural Oncology. The Center works with the
San Diego Clinic by arranging their treatment through their non-profit
so they can get many of their costs cut.
is the medical director of the San Diego Clinic, located in Tijuana,
Mexico. Their website is http://www.sdiegoclinic.com/index.htm.
The cost of care at the San Diego Clinic runs around $12,000.
Gammill can be reached at (858) 523-9144 - fax (858) 523-0919 - or call
toll free (800) 557-2944. Be sure to tell him Madeleen Herreshoff from
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