The Gustave Roussy Institute is France’s largest and Europe’s premier integrated cancer centre devoted to patient care and research and teaching. The conference hosts were its Dutch director-general, Alex Eggermont, professor of oncology at Paris-Sud University; and Bernard Escudier, who was a cardiologist before moving into renal oncology as a head of department at the institute.
One of the conferences drivers was Air France captain Jean-Jacques Trochon. In 2003, doctors diagnosed Trochon with aggressive stage 2 kidney cancer. Doctors did a scan and found a 7cm kidney tumour. Within 24 hours, surgeons had removed the tumour and kidney.
His doctors expected metastases (cancer spread) within months and advised chemotherapy and radiation. Trochon adopted aregimen of a ketogenic diet, supplements and fasting, which he still follows. Trochon’s medical team, which now includes Escudier, supported his decision. Source)
Pr. Joubert (ACR Institute director)