Issels Integrative Oncology - individualized immunotherapy for over 60 years
September 18, 2014

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

As the premier treatment location worldwide for integrative cancer immunotherapy, we understand how treatments that boost the immune system could help the body fight and protect itself against cancer.

Our 60-year history of helping patients achieve cancer remission speaks to the success of this medical approach, which has recently been receiving the much-deserved attention by conventional medicine.

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



Quality of Life Benefits Drive Mainstream Adoption of Alternative Cancer TreatmentsNatural Killer Cells Explained

In what many consider to be a revolutionary change in traditional medical thinking, alternative cancer treatments are going mainstream. With a growing number of studies and mounting clinical evidence pointing to the quality of life benefits of many alternative treatments, practitioners of conventional medicine have begun adopting alternative cancer therapies.

"Rebirth" of Alternative Cancer Therapies

Once given short shift by traditional oncologists, acupuncture, autohemotherapy, massage therapy, hyperthermia, phytotherapy and a lengthy list of beneficial alternative cancer therapies are undergoing "rebirth" as the traditional cancer community recognizes their quality of life benefits in the light of new research revealing the importance of immunotherapy in fighting cancer.

Alternative treatments are not new and they have been used to battle disease or ease its symptoms for thousands of years, as these examples indicate:

  • Acupuncture has been an accepted and respected treatment procedure in traditional Chinese medicine since ancient times.
  •  The use of herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, dates back to man's earliest attempts to treat disease and has historical significance in nearly every human culture.
  •  The therapeutic use of massage therapy also has its roots in antiquity. The Greek physician Hippocrates, considered to be the Father of Medicine, wrote about the therapeutic benefits of "rubbing" in the 5th century B.C.

Everything Old Is New Again

What is "new" in Western medical circles is recognition of the validity of these ancient therapies and their ability to enhance cancer treatment and mitigate the pain and side effects of traditional cancer treatments.

For more than 60 years, Issels Integrative Oncology has incorporated beneficial alternative cancer therapies into the  immunobiologic core treatment for cancer as part of a personalized and  comprehensive integrative immunotherapy strategy.

We invite you to phone 1-888-447-7357 or visit us online at to see if our program may be right for you.