Tuesday 11 August 2009
Jenny's crusade continues
ANOTHER whirlwind trip around the world, another step closer to bringing ultra high frequency radio wave technology to Australia.
This time cancer services advocate Jenny Barlow has returned from India, having secured two doctors to attend a medical lecture on cancer treatment in Sydney in November.
Dr Nagraj Huilgol has nine years experience working at the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.
It is the only hospital in India that has a ultra high frequency radio wave treatment machine.
Dr Huligol has agreed to come to Australia and present at the medical lecture, to be held the day after the Rays of Hope Ball at the Four Seasons on November 6th.
An Irish doctor has also agreed to speak at the lecture.
Jenny is hoping to secure representatives from at least six countries and will depart for Europe later this month with the view to locking in another four doctors.
While in India, Jenny also had the opportunity to meet with three current Rotarian presidents from the Rotary Club of Bombay, the North Island Club and the Rotary Club of Bombay West.
This connection with Rotary enabled Jenny to meet with the head of radiation oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital – the largest cancer hospital in Mumbai.
As a result she has been invited to speak in Mumbai in November to address the oncologists about the different clinics she has visited around the world.
"Ultra high frequency radio waves is an established procedure." She said,
"This is not about the evidence anymore, it is well documented that this works."
Jenny said it would take courage to introduce hyperthermia in conjunction with radiation as an alternative cancer treatment in Australia but that it was a step that needed to be taken.
In a recent interview for television, Professor Michael Jackson of Prince of Wales Hospital, although speaking on his own behalf, said the procedure was well-established in Europe and needed to be brought to Australia.
Owner and director of Gammasonics and medical scientist Professor Carl Munoz agreed
"The main thing the man on the street is asking is why are not the people connected to the cancer business encouraging other options outside chemo and radiation," Jenny said.
"In 2006, when my husband Ross died, 100,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed and in the same year, 42,000, including Ross, died. The Rays of Hope Ball will be emceed by media identity Ray Martin."