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Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatmentby Robert Gorter
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Fighting Cancer describes the Gorter Model, an integrative, nontoxic approach to cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system. It was developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, who in 1976 recovered from Stage IV testicular cancer by using nontoxic treatment and no chemotherapy or radiation. Based on self-experience, extensive research, and decades of clinical practice, the treatment consists of supporting the immune system using fever therapy (hyperthermia), inoculation with immune cells, the use of the botanical mistletoe (Viscum album)—the single most commonly prescribed anti-cancer medication in much of Europe—supportive nutrients, and diet and lifestyle changes.
Organized into three parts, Fighting Cancer presents a clear overview of the model, the research behind it, and strategies for strengthening natural immunity. Emphasizing stress reduction and minimizing toxic exposure, the authors provide practical guidance for patients: questions to ask doctors after diagnosis and advice for evaluating options, gathering information, and getting second opinions. Included are powerful testimonials from patients—most of whom have outlived their prognosis and, in some cases, achieved complete and sustained remission.
About the Author
Robert Gorter earned his medical degree at the University of Amsterdam Medical School in the Netherlands in 1973. The same year he completed specialty training in anthroposophical medicine, with an emphasis on oncology, in Switzerland. From 1983–1986 he received post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School. Dr. Gorter was a full UCSF faculty member from 1986 to 2008 and he earned a PhD from the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany, where he continues to serve as a faculty member, in 1993. In the 1980s he was a physician and researcher on AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital in the world-renowned Ward 86. Subsequently, for four years, Dr. Gorter was medical director of the Department of AIDS Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. In 1993 he founded the European Institute for Oncological and Immunological Research in Berlin. In 2000 he founded the Medical Center Cologne, dedicated to the treatment of cancer using dendritic cell vaccinations and adult mesenchymal stem cells in combination with immune supportive therapies and hyperthermia, and has been its director since then. Dr. Gorter has written numerous articles and abstracts, contributed to many books, and been featured on ABC and CNN.
Erik Peper is an internationally known expert on holistic health, stress management, and biofeedback. He received his BA from Harvard University in 1968 and his PhD in psychology from Union Graduate Institute in 1975. Since 1976 he has taught at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, the first holistic health program at a public university in the U.S. Dr. Peper is president of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, former president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and of the Biofeedback Society of California, and was the sports psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team for four years. He received a State of California Governor’s Employee Safety Award in 2004 for his contributions to improving workplace health for computer users. Dr. Peper lectures and teaches frequently all over the world and runs a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth in Berkeley, California. A recognized expert on stress management and workplace health and the author of numerous books and articles, he has been the editor of Psychophysiology Today since 2004 and has been featured on ABCNews.com and in GQ, Glamour, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, the San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, and Women’s Health.
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