Issels Integrative Oncology - individualized immunotherapy for over 60 years
February 13, 2014

Ilse Marie Issels, wife of Dr. Joseph IsselsDear Friend,

Boosting your body's own ability to fight degenerative disease and cancer is one very important element of the success we have had in treating illnesses and a key factor in our unique long term remission results.

I think the information you'll read in this issue on new technologies being tested for cancer treatments will be helpful and interesting.

Best Regards,
Ilse Marie Issels
Ilse Marie Issels
Wife and Collaborator of Dr. Josef Issels, Our Founder



Spermbots: The Future of Targeted Cancer Treatment?

One of the greatest challenges in targeted cancer therapy is achieving accurate delivery of the beneficial agent directly to the cancer cells you wish to affect. Researchers at the Institute for Integrative Nanoscience in Dresden, Germany are working on a novel solution to the problem. They are attempting to turn sperm cells into cancer treatment delivery agents.Probiotics may mitigate deadly effects of chemotherapy

The Germans were trying to build biobots, microscopic robots that could be controlled and directed from outside the body while surviving inside the body without damaging or being rejected by their host. 

After experimenting with numerous biologic materials, Discover Magazine recently reported that the researchers found a winner in sperm -- specifically, the sperm from bulls (yes, the farm animal).

Strong and agile, modified sperm, called "spermbots" by the German research team, were able to deliver the propulsion the scientists desired. The ability to direct the sperm cells' movement was achieved by exposing the sperm cells to a magnetic field in the laboratory and then using magnets to provide directional guidance. As explained in Discover Magazine, "It's like a remote-control robot where the sperm start the engines and the researchers provide the navigation."

While the research appears to have the greatest immediate potential for developing an in vivo, or inside the body, alternative to in vitro fertilization; the German scientists believe that human sperm cells could someday be used to deliver medicine and other beneficial agents directly to the body's cells, potentially opening a new pathway for the delivery of advanced targeted cancer therapies. Even more boldly, they imagine a day when spermbots might be directed to "drill" into cancerous cells and actually cure cancer!

We invite you to contact one of our patient care specialists today to chat about how the Issels immunobiologic core treatment program may be the right choice for your health needs. We invite you to phone 1-888-447-7357 or visit us online at