Cancer is one condition for which the treatment is often considered worse than the disease. The rapid growth of alternative medicine in recent years has been driven by people’s desires for kinder and gentler treatments for this disease. Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) fulfills this need.

Because Insulin Potentiation Therapy improves the targeting of chemotherapy to cancer cells, much lower doses of drugs can be used with the same effectiveness as standard dose chemotherapy. IPT provides benefits of chemotherapy without any of the side effects.*

Insulin Potentiation Therapy works. It achieves a higher effective concentration of chemotherapy agents inside the cancer cells, while at the same time reducing the total amount of chemotherapy drugs circulating in your body.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy fits well into the Comprehensive Care Cancer model, combining IPT with:

  • Nutrition and Detoxification to support immune function
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Adjunctive Therapies

The National Cancer Institute has acknowledged the value of the Comprehensive Cancer Care model. By incorporating IPT into this model, we at Contemporary Medicine feel we have created a most valuable and patient friendly cancer treatment program.

“From the outset of my practice as a Family Physician, I have always had a heartfelt concern for the quality of patient care. I integrated Complementary and Alternative Medicine into my practice for two important reasons: 1) the “natural” emphasis in CAM therapies , and 2) the important aspect of patient advocacy – allowing my patients active participation in their own health care. I feel these two factors contribute to an overall improved quality in medical care with more satisfactory outcomes.”

A New Approach to Cancer Care is here:
TreatmentContemporary Medicine, clinic of Steven G. Ayre, M.D., a nationally recognized family physician and innovator in the field of medicine, offers a unique comprehensive cancer care system that treats both the person affected by cancer, and their family as they face the challenge of this disease.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) – developed more than eighty years ago in Mexico, and now scientifically substantiated by Dr. Ayre’s research – is the backbone of this innovative cancer management program.

Traditional medical treatment focuses primarily on destroying cancer cells through high doses of chemotherapy, which typically leads to very unpleasant side effects for the patient including loss of appetite, nausea, hair loss and fatigue. Thanks to IPT, the negative effects of chemotherapy can be significantly reduced and many times totally avoided, allowing us to take advantage of their proven, powerful and lethal effects on cancer cells.

If you have a diagnosis of cancer chemotherapy given with IPT may help you – and it will not harm you.

Dr. Ayre’s Innovative Comprehensive Three-Fold Approach Features:
An innovative Low-Dose Chemotherapy Protocol to destroy the cancer cells.
Nutritional Support to boost the body’s immune system as it fights the cancer.
Mind/Body Techniques for reaching deeper into the healing process.
This treatment uses 75-90% less chemotherapy than traditional medical treatment, which leads to virtually no side effects.

“The common practice in modern cancer management is to simply remove tumors surgically or destroy cancer cells using chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. Comprehensive Cancer Care recognizes the need to do more. Insulin Potentiation Therapy takes advantage of the benefits of modern chemotherapy drugs without the side-effects, nutrition to rebuild a damaged immune system, Mind-Body medicine to create a consciousness of wellness and healing, and a Physician-Patient Partnership to aggressively attack the cancer at the same time as we care for you physically, mentally, and emotionally.”


Steven G. Ayre, M.D. practices comprehensive cancer care at his Contemporary Medicine clinic in the Chicago area. In addition to providing treatment for the actual cancer, this comprehensive care also includes evaluations and counseling on nutrition for support of the immune system, and techniques in mind-body medicine for healing of the body, the mind, and the deeper dimensions of our being. All this makes up comprehensive cancer care.

Cancer treatment at Contemporary Medicine is done using Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT is an innovation in cancer care using insulin to magnify the powerful cell-killing effects of ordinary chemotherapy drugs, which can then be used in very low doses. Because cancer cells have so many more insulin receptors than normal cells, insulin acts on them much more strongly. The end result here is that the chemotherapy drugs get effectively targeted just on the cancer cells to kill them, with little or no effects on normal tissues. Thus IPT can avoid the dose-related side effects of chemotherapy. Very importantly, being free from chemotherapy side effects, patients receiving cancer treatment with IPT are much more available to do their work on nutrition and mind-body medicine.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy can be of value in the management of patients with advanced, or stage IV metastatic cancer. This low-dose treatment allows patients access to what benefits a course of chemotherapy might provide them, and it makes these benefits available without any of the usual concurrent risks of serious toxicity from the treatment itself.

Not to be forgotten here are the valuable benefits for all patients from working conscientiously on the nutritional biochemistry and mind-body areas of endeavor. Comprehensive cancer care is more than just what the doctor does – be it surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. It is these other things too. And it is also what the doctor and the patient come to share with each other, and what they may happen to learn from each other, as this dance of life goes on …… and on…