A Radical Remission is a cancer remission that occurs either without conventional medical treatment, after conventional treatment has failed to work, or when conventional and complementary methods are used in conjunction to overcome a dire prognosis. We believe that, given enough documented cases to research, the cause(s) of Radical Remission can be uncovered.
That is why we created this website – to build a database of medical cases that will help us to understand why some people beat cancer against all odds.
The Radical Remission Project’s mission is to share the research and stories about the 10 healing factors.
We accomplish this by:
Training practitioners around the world to incorporate this research in their practice - The training serves medical and mental health practitioners, certified health coaches, and licensed integrative and alternative healers (such a acupuncture and chiropractic practitioners).
Educating everyone on the topic of Radical Remissions - By offering Radical Remission Workshops, an online course, private and group coaching, and sharing stories via the Stories that Heal Podcast, the Radical Remission Docuseries, as well as our featured Healing Story library.
The Radical Remission Project was born out of Kelly A. Turner, PhD’s dissertation research on Radical Remission (RR). As Dr. Turner began to research RR as part of her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, she realized that the opinions of two groups of people were typically missing from the 1,000+ cases of RR published in medical journals – 1) the survivors themselves, and 2) alternative healers. Because conventional medical doctors do not currently have an explanation for why RR’s occur, Dr. Turner decided to ask these two ignored groups what they thought could lead to a Radical Remission. Her dissertation research involved a year-long trip around the world during which she traveled to 10 different countries in order to interview 20 Radical Remission survivors and 50 alternative healers about their techniques for healing cancer. Since then, her research has continued, and Dr. Turner has now analyzed over 1,500 cases of Radical Remission.
The findings of her research are summarized in the New York Times and Amazon bestsellers, Radical Remission and Radical Hope. In addition, Dr. Turner realized that what was needed was a comprehensive, online database of all Radical Remission cases, so that she and other researchers could continue to research these cases of extraordinary recovery, and also so that the public could search for and read about these cases. Thus, the idea for the Radical Remission Project was born, and with the help of your donations and the RRP’s Advisory Board’s expertise, the RRP website continues to grow.
Kelly A. Turner, PhD - Founder
Kelly A. Turner, PhD is the New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission and Radical Hope, now in 22 languages, which summarize her research into radical remissions – when someone heals from cancer or another serious illness in a statistically unlikely way, such as without conventional medicine or after conventional medicine has failed.
Over the past fifteen+ years, she has conducted research in 10 different countries and analyzed over 1,500 cases of radical remission. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Turner created and directed the 10-episode Radical Remission Docuseries that explores each of the 10 healing factors from the research and features many of the Radical Remission survivors from the books.
She is also the founder of the Radical Remission Project offering online courses, in-person workshops, private and group health coaching, as well as, trains practitioners how to incorporate the 10 healing factors into their work.
Liz Curran, M.S. - Co-Director
Liz Curran – Co-Director of the Radical Remission Project and holistic cancer health coach, educator, and speaker – was inspired to become a health coach after caring for her sister with an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis in 2014. She watched her sister struggle with feeling powerless to aid in her own healing. During that time, Liz believed that there had to be a roadmap out there to guide people to play a stronger role in their own healing. She believes Radical Remission is that roadmap.
As a Certified Radical Remission Health Coach, Liz has witnessed the power of lifestyle change firsthand, which motivates her to share the powerful benefits of the 10 healing factors with people seeking all types of treatments on their cancer journey, as well as other mental and physical diagnoses.
Liz has a Master of Science in International Marketing from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia and received her health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as from the Radical Remission Project. She is nationally board certified by the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC).
As the Co-Director of the Radical Remission Project, and as a Certified Radical Remission Workshop Instructor & Health Coach, it is Liz’s mission to empower others to find their voice and play an active role in their health with the foundational factors of Radical Remission. Email Liz here.
Karla Mans Giroux, B.A. - Co-Director
Karla Mans Giroux – Co-Director of the Radical Remission Project and a holistic cancer health coach, educator, and speaker – is a radical remission survivor living with stable metastatic breast cancer (MBC).
Karla was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and underwent a bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. Eleven years later, in late 2014, she received a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. This diagnosis did not align with her goal of living to be 100+, so she decided to do all that she could to manage this challenge. Karla embarked on a holistic healing journey to help herself regain optimal health and longevity. With her integrative approach to healing, she is blessed to report “no evidence of disease” since 2016! Her passion has led her to share what she has learned so that everyone with a diagnosis can have a better chance of overcoming the odds.
Karla has a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University, Chicago with a focus in Project and Change Management. She received her health coaching certification from the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy as well as the Radical Remission Project and is nationally board certified by the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC).
As Co-Director of the Radical Remission Project, and as a Certified Radical Remission Workshop Instructor & Health Coach, it is Karla’s mission to share the powerful benefits of the Radical Remission healing factors with the world. Email Karla here.