In The Beginning
In 2010, I began conducting research on internet sites promoting alleged natural cures and treatments for a wide-variety of cancers. My research was inspired after a family member had her treatments delayed due to the promise of a natural approach to her cancer. At the outset of my research, I was overwhelmed and shocked at the number of sites claiming to work cancer miracles through a "safe and natural" method or product. As I delved into actual components of these treatments (if they were listed), I noticed that most of these chemicals were already tested and discovered NOT to be viable treatments. I wondered,"How can I fix this?"Preliminary Research
In 2012, while earning my Masters in Science Education, I conducted research on this topic. I surveyed the landscape of sites out there offering up Natural Science Cures and Treatments for cancer. Thousands of sites were uncovered. Every site preyed on the desperate using scientific sounding jargon as well as feed upon their hopes, wishes, and prayers. I discovered people telling their stories of how they were robbed of their money, became even sicker, or people that could no longer update their pages because they had died. I found a dozen voices who had family members and loved ones that have died by having faith in non-scientific treatments. Something needs to be done!There's Hope
I wish to complete my research by delving deeper in my investigation of the harm that these pseudo-medical internet sites cause to the public. I need your support to pursue my PhD in Public Health with Euclid University
. Your donation will pay me through University and provide financing for the research needed. With your help, I plan to uncover those that would do us harm through bad science and empty promises.
In Reason - Future, Dr. Reginald V. Finley Sr