Combatting Brain Cancer


As Brain Tumor Action Week comes to a close, I’d like to highlight some of the medical mavericks in the field of brain cancer care who are working diligently to bring awareness to the causes of brain cancer and alternative cancer treatments and a couple of thrivers who have turned their brain cancer diagnosis’ around.

When I was at the Annual Believe Big Dinner in April, I had the honor or meeting Dr. Devra Davis, an incredible scientist, teacher and researcher trying to change the cancer conversation around impact of EMFs and cell phone technology. Dr. Devra founded Environmental Health Trust (EHT), “the only nonprofit organization in the world that carries out cutting edge research on environmental health hazards and also works directly with communities, health and education professionals, and policymakers to understand and mitigate these hazards,” to empower people to make safer choices to protect their health and the environment by providing them with cutting-edge research. EHT’s primary focus at this time is to raise awareness on the impacts cell phones have on public health as well as to perform and share research on exposure to cell phone and other wireless radiation. Dr. Devra has also written many books covering the topics of pollution, cancer and radiation, including “When Smoke Ran Like Water,” “The Secret History of the War on Cancer,” and “DISCONNECT.”

Learn more about what Dr. Devra and EHT is working on by reading through the informational flyers and watching the video below. I also recommend checking out these flyers as well: Family Fact Sheet: Reducing Exposures at Home and Information for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy.

There are also a handful of doctors who are all researchers who have pioneered pathways to less invasive and alternative brain cancer treatments including the ketogenic diet. These doctors include Dr. Kris Smith, neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute; Dr. Adrienne Scheck, research scientist at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Research Institute, and associate investigator in the cancer biology program at the University of Arizona; Dr. Thomas Seyfried, professor and researcher at Boston College; and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, researcher and professor at the University of South Florida.

You can find out more about each of them and what they’re doing to make waves in brain cancer treatment by researching their names online.

Last but not least, I want to share the work of Alison Gannett and Andrew Scarborough. Both Alison and Andrew received diagnosis’ of brain tumors and have spent all of the time since working to reverse them. Both are thriving and have helped thousands of others thrive after cancer diagnosis’ through their own research, training, consulting and guidance. Both have a dialed in focus on diet and nutrition and sharing all they know to help others prevent cancer as well as reverse cancer diagnosis’ by cleaning up their terrains.

Follow Alison and/or visit her website to find out more about her story and what she’s doing to combat brain cancer.

Follow Andrew and/or visit his website to find out more about his story, review his research, and listen to his podcast.

Other resources include the GBM Survivors to Thrivers Facebook Page

I hope that you are as inspired as I am by each of those I’ve highlighted above and will follow and support the action they’re taking to combat brain cancer.