GURDEV PARMAR, ND, FABNO
- Lead author and editor in chief of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology: A desktop guide of integrative cancer care. This has now sold thousands of copies including every continent except antarctica.
- Author of the bestselling Arming the Immune System: The Incredible Power of Natural Immunity & the Fever Response.
- Brought the German Oncotherm modulated electrohyperthermia (mEHT), a regional hyperthermia technology, into both Canada and Mexico. A long process successfully applying for Health Canada and Mexican approval. Major achievement in my career as 9 other clinic sites across Canada, and two in Mexico, are now also offering mEHT for cancer patients,
- IHC has now completed >28,000 treatments with these devices, having collected data on every treatment and patient.
- Have published 5 and 8-year retrospective outcomes studies on survival times for patients who added mEHT to their standard of care and compared OS to SOC alone. The 8-year study was published in 2019 by Cambridge Scholars. We have shown a Significant improvement to OS in all 10 of the most seen stage 4 solid tumour entities.
- Now in the process of publishing our 10-year data, starting with GBM. This has been accepted for publication in a PubMed-indexed journal and is under editing.
- IHC is one of the 7 clinics recruited to participate in the prospective 4-year CUSIOS Trial (Canadian and US Integrative Oncology Study), which closed in 2020 and is nearing publication. This prospective multi-centre trial is looking at OS and QOL measures in 4 different cancer types (stage 4), colorectal, ovarian, breast and pancreatic adenocarcinomas.
- I am the director of a naturopathic oncology residency, having graduated many new FABNO’s.
- Recently opened a second clinic location 10 minutes from the US border to better serve all our American patients looking for our unique and tested integrative naturopathic treatment method.
THE BURWIN INSTITUTE-2016
AMERICAN BOARD NATUROPATHIC ONCOLOGY-2007
Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training (Hyperbaric Physician training)
CANADIAN COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE – 2000
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY–1996
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
PROFESSIONAL BOARD ACTIVITY
Member, Board of Directors, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (2009-2017)
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Oncothermia (2010-Present)
Member of the Editorial Board, Integrated Healthcare Practitioners (2011-Present)
Member, Board of Governors, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2012-2014)
Chair, Residency Committee, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (U.S. and Canada) (2015-2017)
Chair, Education Committee, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (U.S. and Canada) (2009-2016)
Chair, Patterns of Practice Committee, College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (2006-2007)
Co-Chair, Advisory Board on Disaster and Pandemic PREPAREDNESS, College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (2006-2009)
American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
British Columbia Naturopathic Association
Washington state department of health
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Institute for Functional Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (PAST)
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (PAST)
International Society of Chelating Technicians (PAST)
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners (PAST)
Province of British Columbia, Canada
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Naturopathic Physician (N.D.), License# 251
Washington State, USA
Naturopathic Physician License
# NT 61026225
State of Arizona, USA
Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners (N.M.D.)
(Not currently active)
Full Prescriptive Authority, License # 07-1030
The Health for Every Living Person (H.E.L.P.) – PAST
Foundation’s Tsunami Relief Project, 2005-2009
Built a clinic on Koh Kho Khao, Thailand, an island devastated by the December 2004 tsunami. Personally volunteered & organized rotations for other volunteers (NDs, MDs, and Dentists over 4+ year period).
I AM A CLINICIAN RESEARCHER
10-Year Longitudinal Outcomes Study measuring OS for 10 most commonly treated cancers at the Integrated Health Clinic between August 2010 and August 2020.
One of 7 ND Oncology Clinic sites across North America for the CUSIOS (Canadian US Integrative Oncology Study)
Prospective study underway at our clinic since August 2015 looking at overall survival and quality of life metrics in all adult malignancies
Parmar, G. Arming the Immune System: The Incredible Power of Natural Immunity & the Fever Response. Canada: medicatrix holdings limited; 2021.
Parmar, G. Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology: A Desktop Guide of Integrative Cancer Care. Canada: medicatrix holdings limited; 2020.
Parmar G, Rurak E, Li K, et al. (2020). Chapter 13: 8-Year Observational Study on Naturopathic Treatment with Modulated Electro-Hyperthermia (mEHT): A Single Centre Experience. In Challenges and Solutions of Oncological Hyperthermia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Szasz AM, Arkosky P, Parmar G, et al. (2020). Chapter 2: Guidelines for Local Hyperthermia Treatment in Oncology. In Challenges and Solutions of Oncological Hyperthermia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Baronzio G, Parmar G, Baronzio M. 2015. Overview of methods for overcoming hindrance to drug delivery to tumors, with special attention to tumor interstitial fluid. Frontiers in Oncology: 5(165): 1-17. (doi:10.3389/fonc.2015.00165).
Hill, J, Hodsdon, W, Parmar, G, et al. Naturopathic Oncology Modified Delphi Panel. Integrative Cancer Therapies. July 2015:1-11. Doi: 10.1177/1534735415589983.
Gianfranco Baronzio, Gurdev Parmar, Andras Szasz, et al. A Brief Overview of Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment. Journal of Integrative Oncology, Volume 3, Issue 1:115, 2014.
Parmar, G, Rurak, E. A Promising Cancer Therapy. Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. Feb 2014.
Parmar, G. Fever therapy in Cancer. Townsend Letter. Approved for publication August 2013 issue.
Gianfranco Baronzio, Gurdev Parmar, et al. Update on the Challenges and recent advances in Cancer Immunotherapy. Immuno Targets and Therapy (Dove Press Journal). 2013:2, 39-49.
Parmar, G. Hypoxia Immunity, Metabolism and Hyperthermia. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, April 3, 2013 – 6.
Gianfranco Baronzio, Gurdev Parmar, et al. Glioblastomas, Astrocytomas: Survival Amelioration Adding Hyperthermia to Conformal Radiotherapy and Temozolomide — Use of Pegylated Doxorubicin and Hyperthermia in the Treatment of a Recurrent Case. Cancer Treatment – Conventional and Innovative Approaches, 2013, Chapter 13.
Habib C, Parmar G. Dichloroacetate (DCA) Application in Cancer Management. Integrated Healthcare Practitioners Journal, September 2012: 80-85.
Parmar G, Habib C. 2012. Hyperthermia in oncology. The Journal of IHP, November/December 2012.
Parmar G, Schor J. 2010. Oncology field trip. Naturopathic doctors News and Reviews
ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS CONFERENCE, Immune System Review: Fever to Modern Immunotherapy, June 3-5, 2022
health masters live, oncology advances webinar series 2021, From fever to modern-day immunotherapy, august 12, 2021
association of accredited naturopathic colleges, naturopathic oncology, What does that mean? webinar, June 1, 2021
Oncology Association of naturopathic physicians, Always & never: The essential rules in an oncology practice. February 28 – March 1, 2020 (Scottsdale, USA)
British Columbia naturopathic association, 1-Day Oncology track, Lecture #1 – The Hallmarks of Cancer, Lecture #2 Cancer screening updates, Lecture #3 exercise in secondary prevention. October 18-20, 2019 (Vancouver, Canada)
Oncology association of naturopathic physicians conference, 8 year survival benefit update: the IHC experience. February 15-17, 2019 (San Diego, USA)
36th annual international clinical hyperthermia society Meeting, Naturopathic anti-tumoral treatment & 8 Year survival benefit statistics: a single-centre experience. September 28-29, 2018 (Budapest, Hungary)
Integrative Medicine Meeting: Innovation & Experience in Oncology, Invited as Keynote Speaker to present eight-year update on IHC’s retrospective turned prospective study. September 17-20, 2018, Rosenfeld, Germany.
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, Outstanding Case Reports Panel Discussion. February 16-18, 2018 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, February 26 – 28, 2016 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, July 10-13, 2015 (Bad Salzhausen, Germany)
European Society of Hyperthermia in Oncology Meeting, A retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, May 2014 (Torino, Italy)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, Hyperthermia as part of an integrative naturopathic cancer therapy, February 2014 (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
International Congress for Complementary Oncology, Hypoxia, immunity, metabolism and hyperthermia, June 2013 (Munich, Germany)
Society for Integrative Oncology Conference, Poster presentations, A 3-year retrospective assessment of loco-regional hyperthermia and fever-range whole body hyperthermia in an integrative oncology setting, 2013 (Vancouver, B.C.)
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Conference, Hyperthermia in Oncology: The Hot Topic, February 24-26, 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting, Hypoxia, immunity, metabolism, and hyperthermia, 2012 (Budapest, Hungary)
British Columbia Naturopathic Association Conference, Hyperthermia in Oncology: The Hot Topic, October 13, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Western Community Oncology Conference, An Introduction to Integrative Oncology: Oncotherm – Loco Regional Hyperthermia, June 2011 (Whistler, B.C.)
International Clinical Hyperthermia Society Meeting, Hyperthermia in a naturopathic oncology setting, 2011 (Cologne, Germany)
1st Annual Boucher Institute Oncology Symposium, Keynote Speaker, An Introduction to Integrative Oncology: Oncotherm – Loco Regional Hyperthermia, 2011 (New Westminster, B.C.)
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology & Hyperthermia, 2011 (Toronto, ON)
1ST Northwest Naturopathic Oncology Council Meeting, Hyperthermia in Oncology, November 2010 (Seattle, WA, USA)
2nd Annual Health Action Network Society – Cancer Prevention & Healing Conference, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology, March 29, 2009 (Burnaby, B.C.)
Relay for Life, 2005 Langley, B.C.
2nd Annual Health Action Network Society Cancer Prevention & Healing Conference, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Oncology, March 29, 2009, Burnaby, B.C.
Hyperthermia in Oncology, November 2010, Seattle, WA, USA