A world without cancer

Modern medicine is a miraculous thing. Diseases and ailments that once tormented human populations have been eradicated or are now completely controllable. Medications now exist that can add years to our lives. Surgeries and procedures that would have amazed our grandparents and great-grandparents are commonplace and easily accessible. In America, we are blessed with some of the most amazing medical technologies known to man, making illnesses that were once a virtual death sentence now curable with a pill or a relatively simple operation. Just think of such a common eye condition as cataracts which at one time threatened blindness and involved cutting and bleeding and a full hospital stay. Now, such surgery is one of the simplest and easiest of any, taking perhaps 15 minutes, completely painless, and with a fast recovery and virtually no risk of complications.

Yet, despite all the progress modern medicine has made throughout the decades, such progress has been painfully slow in some areas, such as winning the fight against cancer, a seemingly eternal battle which President Nixon declared war on a half-century ago. Today, in 2022, despite many achievements and successes, that war still has yet to be won. It is true that most cancer patients are living longer today than they were in 1970 and some cancers have – through new screening techniques – become highly curable through early diagnosis. Yet, many – such as brain, lung, and pancreatic cancer – remain extremely difficult to conquer.

A major problem in this continuing struggle to eradicate cancer has been excessive reliance on increasingly dated methods of treatment. Almost invariably, Western medicine seeks to treat the symptoms, rather than the root causes of illness. It prefers a “cut and burn” approach to cancer that involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and ignores other aspects of a well-balanced strategy to confront and overcome any illness: the holistic approach.

The holistic approach argues that it is impossible to divorce disease in one part of an individual’s body from that individual’s overall health or well-being, both physical and psychological.  A person who is healthy, well-nourished, has good nutrition, exercises and supplements with adequate doses of critical vitamins and minerals, is likely to be in a much better position to ward off sickness than a person who has a chronically unsound diet regimen, is obese, and follows a “couch potato” lifestyle.

It’s only logical. Persons in better health are generally the same people who exercise regularly, watch their diet, control their weight, get plenty of sleep, and minimize stress in their lives. These are the people least likely to develop cancer or heart disease and, if they do, it may only be in the late stages of life.

So, how do we achieve a world without cancer? My medical colleagues and I believe it’s time to accelerate the process of moving away from dangerous and toxic therapies that damage our cells and immune systems and normally fail to kill the tumor and stop the disease. We should not be satisfied anymore with just shrinking tumors or slowing the growth of new ones, in the hope of adding another year or two to a person’s life, as important as that might be. We must dedicate ourselves to killing cancer once and for all. This is personal to me, as I have a wife who has been battling metastasized breast cancer since 2015. In my view, her survival against all odds has a great deal to do with her reliance on holistic health, nutritional therapies and sound mental health strategies, in addition to the more conventional treatments.

Our anti-cancer program consists of a number of promising components, normally overlooked by the medical establishment. These include:

  • Biologics.
  • Cell therapy.
  • Cancer specific vaccines.
  • Small molecule immune activators.
  • Oral and intravenous nutritional support.
  • Extracorporeal dialysis-like therapy.
  • Repair of Microbiome.

The point is to wage a well-orchestrated, multidisciplinary attack on the cancer, not just the “magic bullet,” which everyone once sought to cure AIDS, such as Dr. Fauci’s infamous vaccine that never happened. With AIDS, only when multidisciplinary approaches started, did we see an improvement in the quality of life to the point that AIDS patients now have normal life spans.

Our proposed protocols carry with them reduced toxicity compared to chemotherapy and radiation and we believe offer at least a 60 percent chance of a complete cure. The core of these protocols seeks to utilize a variety of therapies, from vaccines to checkpoint inhibitors to stem cells and exosomes, to wage all-out war on the cancerous tumor, to kill it in its tracks. These protocols are all in the field of immunotherapy, a branch of oncology that seeks to enhance the patient’s own antitumor immunity (immune checkpoint inhibitors, cytokines, vaccines) or administration of tumor-reactive immune cells (CAR-T cells, T-cell receptor-engineered T-cells). For example, immune checkpoint inhibitors strengthen the antitumor activity of the patient’s own T-cells by blocking certain T-cell inhibitory signals.

ValloVax is an immunogenic placental endothelial cell vaccine that is being advanced to target the tumor endothelium of diverse cancers. ValloVax has led to significant reduction of tumor growth and metastasis by “choking” the blood vessels that provide nutrients to the growing tumor. As part of my ongoing commitment to find a cure to cancer and the work of our team of physicians and scientists, we have now developed an improved version of ValloVax.

StemVacs-V is produced from a unique and standardized cellular source, termed “inducible pluripotent stem cells” which possess superior ability to train the immune system to only destroy cancer-feeding blood vessels.

Cancer immunotherapy has already demonstrated great success in some areas, such as melanomas, leukemias, and lymphomas, so that it is now considered the gold standard of care for those types of cancer. Physicians such as Dr. Santosh Kesari of St. John’s Cancer Institute are pioneering therapeutic strategies which target brain tumors at the molecular level to eliminate the disease. Our research efforts have focused on cancer stem cells, their role in the formation of brain tumors and their resistance to treatment.

Of course, the Iron Triangle of the American Medical Association, Big Pharma, and the giant insurance companies have a financial interest in maintaining the status quo of “cut and burn” cancer treatments, massively expensive cancer drugs, and ignoring other safer alternatives. As with COVID-19, we must look beyond the CDC, FDA, and AMA and support new networks of independent physicians and hospitals whose only interest is in curing disease and healing the sick. Of course, that’s if we truly desire a world without cancer.

About Dr. James Veltmeyer
Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician and author of “Physician on a Mission: Dr. Veltmeyer’s RX to Save America.” He was voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.  Dr. Veltmeyer can be reached at dr.jamesveltmeyer@protonmail.com and by visiting his website at drveltmeyer.com.