Warburg and My Oxygen Model of Cancer

Majid Ali, M.D.

What Would Warburg Say About My Oxygen Model of Cancer

A Reader’s Letter

Here is a letter from a reader for which I am most grateful:

Dear Dr. Ali,

You dedicated two volumes of your cancer books to Otto Warburg, who won a Nobel Prize for his discovery that a cancer cells is an oxygen-depleted cell. The references to Warburg in you book are  very informative. I read the chapter in which you described your Oxygen Model of Cancer. I wonder what Warburg would have thought about it?

Blessings for your continuing work about health and healing.


(full name Name withheld).

Thank you, thank you RT. Your letter asks me to revisit issues that are very important to me. Here is my short  answer and for other readers, I include a brief description of my oxygen model of cancer after it.

I think Warburg would have agreed with it because it is based on his work. In 2015, I think he would have also agreed with me in two areas in which I, fully in awe of his work, respectfully take a different view:

  1. Warburg believed that the genetic mutations responsible for cancerous change in oxygen-depleted cells are irreversible; and
  2. He seemed to imply that oxygen deficit in cells is essentially related to excess acidity. He did not write about dysfunctional oxygen signals – dyxoygenosis is my term for it – which is the core of my Oxygen Model of Cancer.

Would Warburg Have Smiled at Me?

I do think that now in 2015, if he had access to current knowledge about molecular biology of oxygen, I would have put his hand on my shoulder and smiled.

For more info, interested readers can read my book entitled “The Crab and Cancer” in two volumes available at http://www.aliacademy.org.

Oxygen Model of Cancer

My Oxygen Model of Cancer is an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of cancer—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are: (1) oxygen signaling; (2) oxygen’s ATP energy generation; (3) oxygen’s detergent functions; (4) oxygen’s cellular detox functions; (5) oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions; (6) oxygen’s cellular repair roles.

The Oxygen Model of Cancer provides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.

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