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About Us

Our Mission

This year over 1,500,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and 750,000 will die. Cancer is now epidemic, yet little progress is being made by the medical establishment in preventing, diagnosing or treating most forms of the disease. Our mission is to find our members the best cancer treatment.

People Against Cancer is a grassroots, non-profit, member-supported, public benefit organization dedicated to "Finding our members the most effective treatment for their type of cancer." We are a powerful group of people with cancer, their loved ones, and citizens working together to protect and enhance medical freedom of choice.

Through our Cancer Treatment Program we find our members the best cancer treatment. We also publish a Newsletter, Options: Revolutionary Ideas on The War on Cancer.

Our Programs

The Cancer Treatment Program

For our Sustaining Members, we offer The Cancer Treatment Program The goal of this program is to provide treatment options for people with cancer to find the right cancer treatment. Our aim is to answer the complex questions about treatment alternatives. What therapy might be best? What approach might offer the best chances for survival and quality of life? We have assembled a worldwide database of information on inovative physicians and treatment. We feel it is important to understand all options from conventional to alternatives in order for people to make truly informed decisions about treatment. We believe people with cancer have two very fundamental rights -- the right to know and the right to choose.

The Cancer Prevention Program

We monitor the world literature to bring our members the latest information about cancer prevention and detection. We join with other activist groups toward a healthy environment by exposing and eliminating carcinogens in the food, water, air, and workplace. We work to promote healthy changes in lifesytle and provide the latest unbiased information on the role of diet and nutrition in cancer prevention.
Our Founder
Frank D. Wiewel - A Biography 


For the past 30 years, Frank D Wiewel and his wife Denise have led the struggle for medical freedom of choice in America and throughout the world.

Frank Wiewel was a successful Columbia Records recording artist, engineer and producer, with five records to his credit. In July 1985, he happened to be in Freeport, Bahamas, accompanying his sick father-in-law, when the Bahamian government, at the instigation of the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) shut down Dr Lawrence Burton’s Immuno Augmentative Therapy (IAT) cancer clinic.

The IAT patients asked Frank to become first president of their association. Frank and Denise led them in a march on Washington and drafted the petition for an evaluation of innovative therapies, signed by 43 Congressmen. Frank was the original requestor of this Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study entitled, Alternative Cancer Therapies and testified at the Congressional Hearings. As a result, the IAT Clinic was reopened.

In 1986, Frank and his wife Denise founded People Against Cancer and organized the International Coalition for the Evaluation of Alternative Cancer Therapies. Frank has worked with thousands of people with cancer, health activists, as well as over 50 members of Congress; done guest appearances on Design for Living, Natural Living, Beyond Health, For the People, and other radio programs; prominently featured interviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Des Moines Register, Scientific American Science, East West, etc; and publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the IACVF Journal. Frank has tirelessly fought for the fair testing of innovative, non toxic cancer therapies.

In 1993, Frank became a founding member of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1994, Frank was chosen to be the Chairman of the Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Committee and chosen to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Board of the Office of Alternative Medicine. Scientific American wrote, “The Establishment of the Office of Alternative Medicine constitutes a victory for Frank Wiewel.”

Through People Against Cancer, Frank has created and administrates the Alternative Therapy Program (ATP), a program to evaluate treatment options for people with cancer and physicians. Frank has also created and organized the International Physicians Network (IPN) to provide innovative treatment options for people with cancer. In 1996, Frank launched the Alternative Therapy Evaluation Program (ATEP) to conduct scientific evaluations, both retrospective and prospective, of innovative treatments for cancer worldwide.

Frank is the editor of a critically acclaimed newsletter: Options: New Directions in the War on Cancer.

Frank remains People Against Cancer's founding executive to this day.

"In the treatment of a patient, the physician, with informed consent from the patient, must be free to use new therapeutic measures, if in the physician's judgement it offers hope of saving life, re-establishing health or alleviating suffering."

Adopted by the World Medical Assembly
1964, Helsinki, Finland

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