John McDougall, M.D.

The Physicians Committee

Nutrition and Cancer Web Seminars

A Low-Fat, Plant-Based Diet Intervention Can Slow or Stop the Progression of Cancer?

Originally Presented On: Saturday, July 28, 2007

Event:  The Cancer Project’s 2006 Cancer & Nutrition Symposium in Bethesda, Md.

Speaker: John McDougall, M.D.
McDougall Health & Medical Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Synopsis: The natural history of cancer growth shows that by the time most solid tumors can be detected by current means (BSE, mammography, DRE, PSA) the cancer has been growing for an average of 10 years - by this stage it has already spread throughout the body (if it is truly cancer) and beyond the reach of surgery and radiation. The intention of chemotherapy is to eliminate the spread (metastatic) disease, but current treatments are too toxic and ineffective to make a real difference for most cancers. Scientific evidence supports the use of a low-fat, plant-food, based diet and exercise to slow or stop the progress of common cancers, but this basic therapy is universally ignored, largely because it is non-profit.

Intended Audience: Internists, oncologists, registered dieticians, registered nurses, and cancer researchers.

Objectives: Upon completion of this Web Seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Be able to determine how a plant-based diet can slow the progression of cancer
  • Gain insight into which cancers are most sensitive to dietary changes
  • Explore what research remains to be done to confirm dietary methods in cancer treatment

CMEs: Not available for this event.

Speaker Bio:   
John McDougall, M.D.Dr. John McDougall’s national recognition as a nutrition expert earned him a position in the Great Nutrition Debate 2000 presented by the USDA. He is a board-certified internist, author of 10 national best-selling books, the international on-line “McDougall Newsletter,” host of the nationally syndicated television show “McDougall M.D.,” and medical director of the 10-day, live-in McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA. Other McDougall activities include seminars and health-oriented adventure vacations.