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Genre: Documentary
Logline: The Newest Hope for Cancer is One of the Oldest
Director/Producers: Brad & Maggie Jones
Writer/Editor: Brad Jones
Original Music by Clearside
Format: 4k
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Filming locations: United States

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Maggie Jones
Brad Jones
CANCEREVOLUTION Teaser Poster

Short Synopsis

What if our most basic, foundational assumption about what causes cancer is wrong?

The idea that cancer is a genetic disease captured minds and research funding with the discovery of DNA in the 1950s. Yet the theory that genes are the root cause of cancer has never been proven. In fact, research is mounting against it, despite establishment attempts to force increasingly contradictory data to fit this profitable theory. 

But there is light on the horizon shining from an unexpected source… the past. 

CANCEREVOLUTION is the story of the revolutionary scientists and practitioners committed to following scientific evidence rather than institutional dogma to find effective cancer treatments. 

Long Synopsis

For over fifty years humanity has marshalled every resource in the war against cancer with little to show for it. The eye-watering amounts of money spent on research and drug development have failed to generate meaningful treatments or improve patient survival.

But what if our most basic, foundational assumption about what causes cancer is wrong?

The idea that cancer is a genetic disease captured minds and research funding with the discovery of DNA in the 1950s. Yet the theory that genes are the root cause of cancer has never been proven. In fact, research is mounting against it, despite establishment attempts to force increasingly contradictory data to fit this profitable theory. 

The genetic mutation theory of cancer is ensnaring our best and brightest minds and diverting research dollars, while simultaneously not producing meaningful results. The once heralded treatments targeting genetic mutations have been found to extend life by only months or weeks – at astronomical patient cost.

But there is light on the horizon shining from an unexpected source… the past. 

A century ago, a brilliant, Nobel prize-winning scientist staked his reputation on a new understanding of cancer’s origins: a dysfunction in the cancer cell’s ability to create energy.  His discovery, known as the Warburg Effect, is the foundation for the metabolic theory of cancer and a new generation of effective cancer therapies – all of which can be used in conjunction with conventional therapy to dramatically improve outcomes. Despite the overwhelming published evidence for their safety and efficacy, these low cost therapies are struggling for exposure without the profit potential to justify extensive human trials and marketing costs.

CANCEREVOLUTION is the story of the revolutionary scientists and practitioners committed to following scientific evidence rather than institutional dogma to find effective cancer treatments. In the process, they are starting to redefine not just cancer treatment, but our very definition of cancer and what causes it.

Director’s Statement

Maggie's Cancer Scans

One month after my 40th birthday I was diagnosed with terminal, stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to my eye, liver, four tumors in my brain, and more than a dozen lymph nodes throughout my chest, neck and abdomen. My prognosis of six to eight months with conventional treatment seemed optimistic. My doctors were focused on making me comfortable. I was dying.

One year later I was cancer free.

In that intervening year I devoted myself to studying the metabolic theory of cancer and researching the cutting-edge, evidence-based therapies that are just now being published. I contacted the heads of promising studies and was a nagging voice in their email inbox. I attended scientific conferences and met with the doctors and scientists who are shifting the cancer paradigm. I’m proud to now consider them my friends.

When I finally achieved no evidence of disease, coloring my overwhelming joy was burning anger that so few people are aware of these published lifesaving treatments — including most oncologists. It’s not their fault. Current metabolic therapies involve lifestyle treatments that can’t be patented and inexpensive, off-label drugs whose patents have already expired. There are no cute pharmaceutical reps to evangelize them to doctors or conglomerates paying for slick TV ads with terrifying disclaimers. Instead, there is study after study quietly published in journals some doctors probably haven’t read since medical school.

Those who are aware of the research are unable to recommend therapies that aren’t FDA approved standard of care without risks to their practice. Therapies don’t become standard of care without hundreds of millions of dollars worth of trials. Trials aren’t done unless there’s a chance of recouping their cost.

I recognize that I am incredibly privileged to have the background, education and interest that allowed me to wade through oceans of research to find the science that works.

Survival shouldn’t only be for the privileged.

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Crew Bios

Brad Jones
Brad Jones

Brad Jones has over 20 years of filmmaking experience and has edited everything from a Peabody Award winning documentary to the highest-rated shows ever on MTV and CMT. He’s spent over a decade working at the Sundance Film Lab and Festival.

Maggie Jones
Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones has over 20 years of media experience, most recently as Vice President of Newsroom Systems for South China Morning Post and Vice President of Product for Tribune Publishing and the Los Angeles Times. Her work in journalism has honed her keen nose for a good story. She is a stage 4 cancer thriver who credits metabolic therapies, along with conventional targeted therapy, with miraculously prolonging her life, which she has now dedicated to raising awareness of metabolic therapies..

Clearside Music
Clearside Music

Dyche’s intense, genre-bending music has provided a background for many broadcast shows and the debut trailer for the 2014 film The Rover.

Warren Hendriks

Hendriks has over 15 years experience working on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters including TransformersDeadpool and Tron. His work has been nominated for multiple Golden Reel awards.

Curtis Fritsch

Fritsch has a decade of experience in sound editing and sound design including The Deadliest CatchProject Runway, and Expedition Mars.

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