Dr Akbar N. Khan
Dr. Khan is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine (1992).
certification in Family Medicine in 1994 (also at University of Toronto).
After completion of his family medicine training, he immediately joined a palliative home care team at his local hospital.
This is how his
focus on cancer patients began.
In 1999, Dr. Khan co-founded P.A.L.I.N., a registered charitable corporation which addressed the growing needs of cancer patients requiring at-home symptom control and enhanced quality of life.
In 2006, Dr. Khan co-founded Medicor Cancer Centres, the first integrated private cancer clinic of its kind in Canada. Since 2007, Dr. Khan gained international recognition and has been treating patients from all over the world.
is privileged to be the first doctor in the world to prescribe offlabel dichloroacetate (DCA) to treat cancer with positive results.
As a result, he now has the most DCA experience of any physician in the world with over 1400 cancer patients treated as of October 2013.
is also the first in the world to demonstrate the curative potential of DCA when used as an adjuvant to chemotherapy or radiotherapy (one case published, second publication pending).
is regularly publishing ground-breaking cancer papers in peer-reviewed medical journals such as:
is actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and has been regularly invited to present lectures on various topics in palliative medicine and cancer therapy since 2000.