Last September, a community of people came together to celebrate achieving the impossible: beating cancer. This community — made up of doctors, researchers, advocates, the cancer survivors themselves — has significant knowledge about innovative ways to treat this lethal disease, and they want to share it.
Join CHIPSA Hospital in its new video series documenting the historic event where 22 late-stage cancer survivors united with world-renowned researchers to further their goal of curing cancer. The weekend-long event was named “A Celebration of Life.” The participants truly celebrated lives that were saved, but they also celebrated the research and treatments that will save many more lives in the future.
But in order for those lives to be saved, the methods that hospitals like CHIPSA use must be shared with the world. This video series offers a chance for people to understand what CHIPSA does differently, and how it’s created results.
The main treatment that CHIPSA uses is called immunotherapy, and it works by triggering a patient’s own immune system to fight off their disease. These unique, integrative, treatments include methods like the Gerson Therapy, Coley’s Therapy, low-dose chemotherapy, and immunotherapies such as checkpoint inhibitors and dendritic cell treatments. Feeding the body what it needs to heal is one of the keys to CHIPSA’s success.
The video series provides valuable information about the long way that nutrition can go in healing the body. Gar Hildenbrand, Director of Epidemiology at CHIPSA, discusses the importance of diet in cancer treatment and prevention. “Did you know that half the budget of the National Cancer Institute and the Division of Cancer Prevention is about phytochemicals?” he asked the audience. “It’s about fruits and vegetables. Because that’s where the anti-cancer materials are.”
The methods used by CHIPSA have been around for many years, but it’s only now that mainstream medical communities have accepted them as valid. “It was almost heresy to suggest that there would be a role for the human immune system or our healing mechanisms to do anything about cancer,” said Hildenbrand.
But CHIPSA ignored the naysayers. Their doctors didn’t want to wait around for FDA approval to save lives. They had evidence-based research that said their methods could work, and they wanted to give their patients the chance to live.
The video series will highlight the collaboration that went on during “A Celebration of Life.” Some of the world’s most distinguished scientists, including Dr. Franco Marincola, Dr. Vijay Mahant, and Dr. Phillip Kim, presented cutting-edge research that aims to change the face of cancer treatment in the years to come. Doctors shared their treatment methods, advocates and coaches showed how love and support can be just as powerful as medicine, and survivors stood as proof of what can happen when people open up their minds to new possibilities.
CHIPSA Hospital and the team of researchers who support it are working together with one goal in mind: to bring these effective treatment methods to all cancer patients who need them.
“This is huge,” says one survivor. “It’s not about the hospital. It’s not just about us. It’s about getting it out to a larger part of the world.”
If there’s any hope to cure cancer, it has to begin with open minds. Learn about the latest advancements in cancer treatment from people who were once given a death sentence, but are still here to tell their stories.