Medical Director – Akbar Khan
Dr. Khan is the founder and Medical Director of Medicor Cancer Centres. For the last 15 years his primary practice has consisted exclusively of providing personalized care to cancer patients. This has given him extensive experience in dealing with the unique, complex and varied issues that cancer patients and their families face.
Dr. Khan has gained international recognition and has patients from all over the world due to his unique and innovative approaches to cancer treatment. He is privileged to be the first doctor in the world to prescribe “of-label” DCA to treat cancer successfully. As a result, he now has the most DCA experience of any physician in the world with over 300 cancer patients treated as of Jan 2009.
He also has taken the refreshing approach of openly sharing the results of his treatments with the not just the medical community, but with the public through this website in the form of observational data and case reports. This allows patients and physicians everywhere to benefit from his experiences.Dr. Khan has always been active and innovative in the field of cancer care. In 1999, he co-founded P.A.L.I.N., a non-profit corporation which addressed the growing needs of cancer patients requiring symptom control and enhanced quality of life. Working as the co-director of P.A.L.I.N. has given him the opportunity to provide a wide range of services to enhance patient care in the most efficient way. Dr. Khan’ care philosophy is based on providing exceptional care by concentrating on a small number of patients.
His services to patients have included offering unique new test and treatments, combining conventional and un-conventional therapies, optimizing and coordinating treatments, expert pain and symptom management, quality-of-life enhancements, 24 hour/day availability to address urgent problems, using a holistic approach to manage medical, social and family issues, and much more.
In addition, based on his experience, creativity and ongoing input from patients and colleagues, Dr. Khan has pioneered treatment programs that address the complete needs of his patients. Examples of his innovation include specialized in-home Emergency Kits, concise printed and computerized patient traveling records, and customized “standing orders” (physician-approved instructions that allow nurses and family members to safely deal with urgent problems without requiring a 911 call or a trip to the ER).
Through ongoing advancement of his innovations, Dr. Khan has created a centre which helps patients achieve excellence in cancer care, beginning from the time of diagnosis. He is constantly exploring unique and cutting edge solutions to the varied problems that cancer patients and their families face on a day-to-day basis. His compassion and willingness to work with patients’ unique needs make him the ideal leader of Medicor Cancer Centres team.