Welcome to the Gorter Model

The Gorter Model was developed by Robert W.D. Gorter, MD, PhD and has been under his direction over the last four decades. This platform is dedicated to provide information on treatment of cancer  and other chronic diseases, such as hepatitis B & C, and HIV, using immune-supportive, nontoxic therapies.

As an end-stage cancer survivor himself, Dr. Gorter developed this current model over four decades of clinical observation and research. During the 1980s, as the Medical director of the Department of AIDS Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gorter came to observations and studies which lead him to develop the concept that cancer  is rooted in significant immunodeficiencies, making targeted immune therapies (immune restoration) a logic and promising clinical approach in oncology.

Robert W.D. Gorter, MD, PhD – developer of the Gorter Model and cancer survivor for more than four decades

Dr. Gorter is a long-term cancer survivor himself. In 1975, he was diagnosed with an end-stage cancer and had few standard therapeutic options, but he wanted to go his own way and he would apply immune therapy; nontoxic cancer approach.

“At that time, the dendritic cells were not known, therefore we couldn’t use them therapeutically, but I did hyperthermia and I injected myself as a doctor with Viscum album (Mistletoe). I decided not to reveal my end-stage cancer diagnosis and instead of focusing on the disease, I put all my energy into building a professional career. As a practicing physician, knowing that chemotherapy and radiation would inflict massive toxic side effects without much hope of a prolonged life expectancy, I decided to decline these options and go for a nontoxic cancer therapy. It took me about one year to achieve complete remission.   It has now been more than four decades ago since I was given that end-stage cancer diagnosis and I continue to live all these years to the fullest, without any signs or symptoms of cancer. I think what also really helps is how one’s mind and heart work together, to have a vision and feel that you are in control of your therapy, of your life.   Of course, hope is extremely important as well. I really believe this is the basis of the Gorter Model that we try to the best we can to give patients a realistic hope.”

The Gorter Model and the future of the nontoxic cancer therapy using dendritic cells vaccination and various forms of hyperthermia