Karol Sikora

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"Karol Sikora is medical director of CancerPartnersUK and dean of the Medical School at the University of Buckingham. He has published over 300 papers and written or edited 20 books, including The Economics of Cancer Care." [1]

"Karol Sikora is Medical Director of Cancer Partners UK and simultaneously Scientific Director of Medical Solutions PLC, Britain’s leading cancer diagnostic company. From 1985 to 1997, he was Clinical Director for Cancer Services at the Hammersmith Hospital, and at the same time Professor of Cancer Medicine at Imperial College, School of Medicine. Dr Sikora has been Chief of the WHO Cancer Program and Vice President of Global Clinical Research (Oncology) at Pharmacia Corp. He studied medical science and biochemistry at Cambridge University, later taking a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Stanford University, California." [1]

Promotion of Alternative Medicine

Sikora and the School of medicine at Buckingham have in the past been supportive of alternative medicine.Buckingham for a short time offered a diploma in "integrated medicine" (a relatively recent euphemism for alternative medicine). Sikora was a Foundation Fellow of Prince Charles' now-defunct alternative medicine lobby group The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health and Chair of the Faculty of Integrated Medicine, which is unaffiliated with any university and also includes Drs Rosy Daniel and Mark Atkinson, who led Buckingham's "integrated medicine" course. Sikora is also a "professional member" of the "The College of Medicine", a patient-oriented healthcare lobby group also linked to the Prince of Wales that appeared shortly after the collapse of the Prince's Foundation. The College has been criticised extensively in the British Medical Journal for its promotion of alternative medicine. These claims have been contested by the College. He is on the advisory panel of complementary cancer care charity Penny Brohn Cancer Care, formerly the Bristol Cancer Help Centre of whom the Prince of Wales is patron, and is a patron of the Ian Rennie Hospice at Home. wiki

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  1. theguardian Karol Sikora, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2014.
  2. British College of Integrative Medicine Medical Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2014.
  3. Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust Patrons, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2014.
  4. CANCERactive Patrons, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2014.