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Each one of our writers has signed a pledge to our Ethics Policy, and is held to Cancer.im's Editorial Review Process
Our writers consist of the following Medical Doctors:
1. Dr Irving Christopher Hudlin Jr. MD
Dr. Hudlin went to Michigan State University graduating with a degree in biochemistry in 1976. Dr. Hudlin completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1976. Dr. Hudlin did my general surgery residency in the Air Force at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. Dr. Hudlin received an Air Force Achievement Award there. After completion of his residency in 1985, Dr. Hudlin spent 3 years at Vandenberg AFB as a staff surgeon and Chief, Hospital Services for USAF Hospital, Vandenberg AFB. Dr. Hudlin started private practice in Stockton, California in 1988. Dr. Hudlin was CEO of Sierra Multisurgical Associates, a multisurgical group, from 1994-2007.
Dr. Hudlin joined Gould Medical Group in 2007 and became General Surgery Section Chief and Chairman, Department of Surgery in 2009. Dr. Hudlin attended a number of management and leadership training courses since joining Sutter/Gould. He is the Chairman Surgical Trauma/Quality Assurance committee, and General Surgical section chief at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton. He is on the clinical research committee for Sutter Gould.
He is passionate about medicine and an entrepreneur by nature. Ongoing research and development, coordination of care and using medications and alternative treatments to fight diseases are the way of the future in improving outcomes and reducing the cost of healthcare
2. Dr. Barkat Charania
Dr. Charania practiced orthopedic surgery for over 30 years and managed a private hospital of 200 beds for 15 years.
He brings a wealth of medical knowledge and experience to Cancer.im. He has extensive international medical experience and has done extensive voluntary work with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and he has become an expert on health and nutrition.
He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and International Council for Control of IDD. He managed eradication of IDD project from 1979-90, a collaborative effort of UNICEF, AKDN and National Institute of Health (NIH). He served on faculty of Aga Khan University, taught at Postgraduate College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was invited to be guest lecturer at Institute of Business Administration and as Keynote speaker at National Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) seminars.
He is acutely inquisitive about the meaning of our existence on the earth. He writes about Logic, Philosophy and Sufism.
Most of his writing is based on simple logic and common sense. After practicing allopathic medicine for over three decades, he is an advocate of preventative medicine. He believes the effects of diseases can be limited by eating right foods; He quotes Hippocrates 400 B.C “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
3. Kevin Buckman MD
Kevin Buckman MD FAAIM, DAAUCM, MACOEM, MRO completed his Medical School training at USC and completed his training in Internal Medicine in 1981. He began his research in 1977 in the field of immunology, cancer, diabetes, and chronic diseases. His discovery of the role of Inflammation and Abnormal Cellular Environment in Cancer and immune disease has made him a leader in the field. His continuous research in this field has lead to his technologies in Non Harmful Medicine with Early Diagnosis and Treatments, especially in the field of Breast Cancer. He recently published a book on the subject, Find and Stop Breast Cancer, as well as a book on solutions for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, titled Find and Stop Diabetes.
He has served as Medical Director in various hospitals and institutions for over 25 years and has over 30 years of clinical experience. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee for six years at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Manteca, California. He has written many patents for new medical technologies. From 1986 to 1997 there were more than 50 Physicians on his roster under his Directorship at various institutions and hospitals. He also served as Medical Director for Dameron Hospital EMS Liaison from 2002 to 2003. He became Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1990.
He has received numerous Certifications and Specialty Training in the field of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American Association of Integrated Medicine, and a certified Medical Review Officer. His other Specialties include: Internal Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He has over 30 years of hospital and clinical experience and has served on over 15 hospital committees. He became Board Certified in Urgent Care Medicine and a Diplomat in 2006.
He has presented research, published articles and books in the field of medicine, and given lectures at numerous hospitals and at International Medical Conferences, exhibited Breast Cancer technologies, and has traveled in 68 countries.
He has received Post Graduate Training at Stanford University School of Business, and attended seminars with the Securities Exchange Institute. He is the Founder and the CEO of Cancer.im, previously named the Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for cancer research. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the California College of Natural Medicine.
He has numerous medical publications, and was the first US Physician to be accepted into the European Group for Breast Cancer Screening after his research in this field was accepted for publication and presentation at their international conference in Cyprus.
During the last 30 years he has worked internationally to advance a number of medical technologies with a focus on Non-Harmful early detection of disease, with a primary focus on Breast Cancer and Diabetes, his research in the field preventive medicine, and his expertise in non-harmful new methods of diagnosis and medical treatment for cancer. His most recent Breast Cancer work was published at the International Cancer Conference and Forum 2010, in Seoul, Korea, where, as a Speaker and Exhibitor, he addressed many women’s health issues and solutions.
4. Valerie Kidd Bishop MD
Valerie Kidd MD received her BA UC Davis, College of Letters and Science, Chemistry major, 1980. She received her MD at University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine in1984. She completed a Family Practice Residency Program at San Joaquin General Hospital from July 1984 to July 1987. She became first Board Certificated in Family Practice in 1987, then again in 1993, 2000, and 2007. Dr. Kidd is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1987. She has been practicing medicine at Lodi Memorial Hospital since 2006.
Dr. Kidd has worked for many years in primary care, which allows her to understand the importance of early detection of disease and need to improve medical care, and access to care. Her teaching experience adds to her credibility in the realm of Primary Care.
1987-1988, Staff Physician, Employee Health Services, San Joaquin General Hospital
1988-1991, Staff Physician, Lincoln Family Medial Group, Douglas Road, Stockton
1991-1995, Staff Physician, Employee Health Services, Modesto, Stanislaus County
1995-1996, Physician, California State University Stanislaus Student Health Center
1996-2006, Staff Physician, Employee Health Services Clinic, San Joaquin General Hospital
2007-March 2009, Family Medicine Physician, St Joseph’s Medical Group of Stockton
2007-March 2009, Medical Director, University of Pacific, Cowell Wellness Center Student Health
2006-present, Staff Physician, Lodi Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Clinic
2006-present, Staff Physician, Lodi Memorial Occupational Med Clinic
1988-2003, University of Pacific, Physical Therapy Guest Lecturer
1987-1991, Clinical Preceptor, San Joaquin Family Practice Residency
1991-1996, Clinic Preceptor, Stanislaus Family Practice Residency
1996-2003, Clinic Preceptor, San Joaquin Family Practice Residency
Our non medical doctor Cancer.im writing staff
5. Lisa Tully PhD
Dr. Lisa Tully received her BA in Biology/Chemistry at Indiana University and obtained a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Indiana University School of Medicine. During her education, she studied extensively in the Medical Neurobiology Program and spent a summer in the Marine Biology Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tully completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented her research at international scientific conferences.
Dr. Tully is the founder of Energy Medicine Research Institute, whose mission is to assess the efficacy of vibrational medicine technologies and therapies. As the international field advisor for the National Foundation of Alternative Medicine, she attended international medical conferences, identifying and evaluating promising therapies. She continues to attend conferences to identify low cost and effective health products.
Being on the cutting edge of the newest technologies, she owned and operated a medical thermography business long before this protocol was recognized as the safest and more effective way for detecting breast cancer. She also operated a neurofeedback business. Dr. Tully is in constant demand as a highly knowledgeable science writer, consultant, researcher and fundraiser. Another important focus of her business now is overseeing independent clinical studies for companies needing verifiable results on their products to support marketing claims.
As a teacher and educator, Dr. Tully has taught Respiratory Therapy School, Dental School and Medical School Pharmacology. She has also trained students and technicians for laboratories that she worked in at the IU Medical School. Dr. Tully is the Founder of the Energy Medicine Research Institute and holds a degree of Pharmacology from the University of Indiana. She has a special interest in improving health care for Native Americans.
Dr. Tully has conducted research in the field of cancer, and is trained in Toxicology and Neuroscience. She has numerous publications and has received grants in the field of cancer research.
6. Ben Buckman
Ben is a passionate researcher and writer when it comes to Cancer. He has leveraged his degree (B.A. Global Studies) from University of California, Santa Barbara, in assisting the writing and editing of 5 bestselling books and 1 medical protocol on the topic of Cancer, including:
"Find and Stop Beast Cancer"
"Find and Stop Kidney Cancer"
"Find and Stop Lung Cancer"
"Find and Stop Colon Cancer"
"The Robert Ryan Cancer Protocol"
7. Chris Ryan
Through my fathers courageous battle with Cancer, I found my purpose in life. I am a Cancer Advocate, and my goal is to help change the way the world views and manages Cancer.
Find and Stop Breast Cancer
Find and Stop Kidney Cancer
Find and Stop Lung Cancer
Find and Stop Colon Cancer
Co-Developed-The Robert Ryan Cancer Protocol, the first medical protocol leveraging the European Organization for the Research an Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ 30 Quality of Life Index, into a social network user interface.
Leveraging the Robert Ryan Cancer Protocol for the purpose of raising the Quality of Life (QoL) of a Cancer Patient. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48142383/Robert-Ryan-Cancer-Protocol. Co-Founded Cancer.im, in memory of my Dad, and everyone who has ever lost someone they loved to Cancer.
Cancer.im a social networking website for cancer patients, advocates, volunteers, friends, and family. Cancer.im is becoming the primary resource on the Web for people affected by cancer, for the purpose of making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. The goal of www.cancer.im is to assist the cancer patient raise their quality of life (QoL) by allowing them to leverage one or all of the 15 cancer specific social support modules that have been developed including:
• Learn how to accept their disease;
• Find a cancer sponsor;
• Organize and mobilize their support network;
• Organize medical records electronically;
• Organize insurance and finances;
• Research their disease;
• Find an oncologist and hospital;
• Change their priorities and increase quality of life;
• Adopt an exercise plan;
• Adopt a healthy diet;
• Research and register medications to determine adverse drug interactions;
• Prepare for treatment and mitigate side effects;
• Build a custom strategy to beat the disease;
• Share wisdom and experiences about how they went from patient to survivor for other patients;
• Become cancer sponsors to help future cancer patients get the most out of Cancer.im.
Goals & Objectives
The vision that drives Cancer.im is the belief that the network has the potential to directly and positively affect the lives of millions of cancer patients and indirectly affect the millions of friends and family that care about them.
Cancer.im has the following long term goals:
Unlocking Cancer Wisdom
Every single person who has ever gone through any experience with cancer, as a patient or as an advocate, has valuable insight that can help someone else who is going through a cancer experience. Wisdom captured from these individuals in the Cancer.im Social Support Network will be made available to anyone and everyone who needs it. Cancer.im allows cancer patients to unlock the wisdom of those who have already been through what they are about to go through.
Cancer.im equips patients with a customized strategy, the Mission Adaptive Plan (MAP), guiding them from diagnosis to recovery. As they follow their MAP, they are introduced to other patients who have been there before them, and are able to download their wisdom in the form of targeted user generated content. These qualitative perspectives give new patients an understanding they would not be able to get from their oncologist or from reading about their disease online.