The worst enemy cancer has is not some chemotherapy admixture, it is not surgery, and it is not radiation treatment. The worst enemy cancer has comes in the form of a brilliant, soft spoken internist, oncologist and immunologist in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He is Dr. Charles B. Simone of the Simone Protective Cancer Center, author of Cancer and Nutrition: A Ten Point Plan to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cancer (1982) and many other remarkable books on preventing and treating cancer.
This gentle, unassuming man, approachable by everyone and possessed of an affable and compassionate manner, has prolonged the life of many cancer patients-long past the time their attending physicians thought possible. As he told me many years ago, when there is no known cure, you do not do everything imaginable to kill the cancer and thereby kill the patient, you do everything imaginable to manage the cancer and extend the life of the patient. In short, while many oncologists view incurable cancers as diseases to be conquered in which either the patient or the cancer will win (with the cancer almost always winning), Dr. Simone views incurable cancers as diseases to be managed for a lifetime (with the patient living to the maximum extent possible). Dr. Simone wants his patients to live with cancer, not die from it or from cancer treatment. He aims to give his patients longevity and quality of life.
This remarkable physician is known to Presidents, members of Congress, celebrities, and moguls worldwide, but comes from humble origins. Chuck Simone was the son of an auto mechanic. Chuck paid his way through eight years at the university, working 24 to 30 hours each weekend in the laboratory of a hospital. He was driven to become a physician from his earliest days, and he set out to achieve that mission without the slightest fear of obstacles, financial or academic. He graduated from Rutgers with highest honors (a B.S. in biological sciences) and then from Rutgers College of Medicine. He also earned the rare Masters of Medical Science degree from Rutgers while investigating the cancer killing properties of plant herbals. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He thereafter worked in the Immunology Branch and Medicine Branch and the Pharmacology Branch and Medicine Branch at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and since 1988, has been the Director of his own remarkable cancer clinic, the Simone Protective Cancer Center.
While at NCI, he made critical scientific discoveries on the properties in the human anatomy responsible for killing aberrant cells. He uncovered the fundamental mechanism of how human white cells kill foreign cells. He helped demonstrate how "complement proteins" aid in killing. He demonstrated how adriamycin, an anti-cancer drug, operates at the cellular level. He conceived and developed the idea of splicing monoclonal antibodies to killing cells that seek out cancer cells, called directed effector cell killing.
Dr. Simone has quietly gained an international reputation, drawing people from all walks of life to his clinic. Among them are leading politicians, actors, actresses, and entrepreneurs. For example, he treated Michael Landon and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He advised President Reagan on nutritional means to reduce the risk of cancer. When conventional methods fail, frequently word comes of Dr. Simone, and he arrives to improve the quality of care and the chance for greater life.
Dr. Simone was among the first to comprehend the significance of antioxidants and other nutrients in the treatment of cancer and has debunked the myth that nutrients reduce the effectiveness, or interfere with, conventional chemotherapy and radiation. To the contrary, he has shown that those therapies are improved in their effectiveness and patients are better able to endure them when nutritional therapy is used.
He first discovered the association of nutrition and cancer when treating Vice President Humphrey in the late 1970's. Through scientific research and medical practice, Dr. Simone came to find nutritional therapy, lifestyle modification, and exercise critical in the management of almost all cancers. In 1982 he published the definitive Cancer and Nutrition. In 1980 he founded the KidStart Prevention Program where he works with inner city churches to teach children nutrition and lifestyle habits that can reduce their risk of contracting cancer as well as means to detect and treat cancer.
Dr. Simone has designed nutritional formulations to improve hydration in athletes and in combat troops, including his Super Energy, hydration formula, proved effective in actual combat conditions in the Middle East. He now works with NCI on research that will lead to cancer detection as much as two years earlier than is presently possible. His research is showing that proteomic patterns can reveal cancer much earlier than present techniques of diagnosis.
My knowledge of Dr. Simone is far from simply academic, it is personal. My mother, Jeanette Emord, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1984 at the age of 57. Her attending oncologist advised her coldly that she could expect to live approximately five years past that date of diagnosis. With that death sentence, she like most cancer patients presumed there was nothing that could be done to alter the timeline.
To be fair, everyone diagnosed with the same disease in her treatment group who followed the standard chemotherapy died within five years of diagnosis. But thanks to Dr. Simone, my mother escaped that fate. She lived and lived well, to the age of 83. Repeatedly during her illness, conventional physicians would recommend a specific course of treatment or would send her home presuming death imminent, and Dr. Simone would intervene, correcting the errors and restoring her to health. He saved my mother's life no fewer than four times. In each instance, had the advice of attending physicians been followed, she would have died at a much earlier age. It remains the case that the choice of physician often determines the outcome of each struggle with terminal illness.
Under Dr. Simone's constant care through the years my mother, a genius who loved life and contributed selflessly to the lives of others, enjoyed a high quality of life. That was made possible because of a physician tirelessly dedicated to service, driven by a love of humanity and an intense desire to make a difference in each life that comes before him. On behalf of all who have overcome a medical death sentence thanks to the extraordinary interventions of Dr. Simone, I say thank you.
© 2010 Jonathan W. Emord - All Rights Reserved
Jonathan W. Emord is an attorney who practices constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts
and agencies. Congressman Ron Paul calls Jonathan "a hero of the health freedom revolution" and says
"all freedom-loving Americans are in [his] debt . . . for his courtroom [victories] on behalf of health freedom."
He has defeated the FDA in federal court a remarkable seven times, six on First Amendment grounds, and is the author
of Amazon bestsellers
The Rise of Tyranny,
Global Censorship of Health Information.
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