Developing a Clinical Practice in Integrative Oncology with Mark Rosenburg, MD

My Own Introduction into Integrative Cancer Therapies by Mark Rosenburg, MD

My own experience with integrative cancer therapies began on a very personal level. After attending medical school at Georgetown University, and doing my residency at the University of Pennsylvania, I started my career as an ER doctor, becoming the Director of a local ER department. Shortly afterward, my mother was admitted to my emergency room with pain and weakness. Sadly, I diagnosed my own mother with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, which also affected her liver, spleen, both adrenal glands and her left hip. As I conducted research on her condition, it was hard for me to accept the fact that in the past 50 years, we had only minimally extended survival rates of advanced stage cancers, so this is where my journey into integrative cancer therapies started.

With what I had already discovered, I was able to help my mother to live 11 months, nearly double the time that doctors thought she would live by doing chemotherapy alone. Losing my mother did not stop my focus on bringing integrative therapies to people diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening conditions, but only increased my commitment to helping people live long, healthy lives. This led to growing my integrative cancer therapy practice, and I decided to make the principles behind my methods available as education for doctors combating cancer, and education to guide the masses in leveraging nutrition, disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

Mark Rosenberg, MDDr. Mark Rosenberg is the Founder of The Healthy Living Group in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. The Healthy Living Group is focused on Integrative Cancer Management as well as Healthy Aging. He is the President of Integrative Cancer Therapeutics in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Rosenburg received his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been involved with drug research since 1991. With numerous certifications in several different fields of medicine, psychology and fitness, Dr. Rosenberg has a wide breadth of experience in both the public and private sector with particular expertise in the mechanisms of cancer treatment failure.

Dr. Rosenberg is an innovator, constantly developing new ideas, techniques, and drugs to combat incurable diseases, even if it means traveling to foreign countries to do his research. He is a major international player in anti-aging and disease prevention. He is one of the world’s most foremost scientists on cancer prevention, and is the Chair of the International Anti-Aging Association.

Dr. Rosenburg can be contacted at and followed on Facebook.

Leading the Integrative Cancer Fellowship Program in Evidence-Based Therapies

Eventually, I was asked to become the program director for the first and only Integrative Cancer Fellowship. In this program, I work with other speakers and lecturers, including those from Harvard, MD Anderson, and Boston College, as well as leading doctors and scientists from all over the world, including Asia, Middle East, South America, and Australia. This program does not only teach natural medicine techniques, rather it explores all methods, both conventional and non-conventional, for improving quality and quantity of life in individuals with cancer. Through this program, we offer an eight-module fellowship, including modules on Cancer Prevention, The Biology of Cancer, the Immunology of Cancer, Targeted Cancer Therapies, Case Histories, Integrative Cancer Therapies, Dietary Treatments of Cancer and Nutritional Integrative Cancer Therapies. Our mission is to provide physicians with the understanding and tools to be able to provide evidence-based integrative cancer therapies in their medical practices.

Research and the Mechanisms of Cancer

In addition to all the projects and research I have been working on, I have pursued research in pH Manipulation therapy, building on the fact that many cancers feed on sugar. A study published in a 2009 issue of Cancer Research, titled “Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases” by Robey, et al, shows the benefits of this therapy.

I do believe cancer is primarily a metabolic disease and secondarily a genetic disease. Most of my research over the past 10 years has focused on the glycolytic nature of cancer, and specifically, the glycolytic nature of the resistant cells and the cancer stem cells. More specifically, I have been working on inhibiting the efflux of acid from the cancer cells. The simple concept is that the more that you eat, the more that you must excrete. The more glucose which the cancer cells uptake, the more lactic acid that they make, all of which must be excreted. If we can inhibit cancer cells’ ability to excrete acid (through multiple mechanisms), we can control the disease.

Supporting Physicians in Providing Integrative Cancer Care Therapies

My educational programs are for doctors and for the general public who want to live healthy lives. I have recently developed an all-inclusive dynamic Live and Online “Adaptive Cancer Care Essentials Program”(ACCEP) to support physicians in providing integrative cancer care therapies to complement the conventional cancer care therapies which they may be using for their patients.

My life mission is to turn late stage cancer into a manageable chronic disease, and enable anti-aging, disease prevention and healthy living through a balanced approach of traditional, alternative, and nutrition-based techniques. I can be contacted at and followed on Facebook.

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