Colleague, Eric Nelson, published this article on July 10, 2013 in the Washington Times. He reports on Kelly Turner’s research on spontaneous remission of cancer for patients who received no medical treatment or who tried conventional medicine and then gave it up for something else. Thank you Eric!
By Eric Nelson
For Kelly Turner, a researcher and lecturer in the field of integrative oncology, the realization that spontaneous remission of cancer was even a possibility blew her mind. For the rest of the world, perhaps particularly those who have been diagnosed with cancer, having a better understanding of this largely misunderstood phenomenon could literally save their lives.
This first installment of a two-part column looks at the inspiration behind Dr. Turner’s upcoming book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, the nature and implications of her research, and the reception she’s received from her peers. Next week, part two will examine her most startling discovery and take a deep dive into the role of spirituality in the treatment of this disease.
It all began when Turner was just eight years old. Her uncle, who lived nearby and was the same age as her father, died of leukemia. Just six years later, a classmate and dear friend was diagnosed with stomach cancer and passed on shortly thereafter.
Fast forward another nine years and Turner found herself working on her master’s degree and counseling cancer patients at the University of California, San Francisco’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. It was then that she picked up a copy of Spontaneous Healing, a book by integrative medicine guru, Dr. Andrew Weil….
Eric Nelson’s columns on the link between consciousness and health appear regularly in a number of local, regional, and national online publications. He also serves as the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California.
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