David Koch intends to cure cancer in his lifetime and remake American politics. The first is a good thing, but the latter as presently envisaged is evil and counter-productive. “His passion for fighting cancer dates back to 1992. That year, while treating him for injuries from a plane crash, doctors discovered Koch had advanced prostate cancer.” “I really thought I was going to die,” he recalls.
Ronald W. Gumbs, the author of this blog intends to demonstrate that cancer can be prevented in his lifetime. Like David Koch, he supports that promote individual liberty and free market principles. He supports gay marriage and stem-cell research. Unlike Mr. Koch, he voted for Barack Obama and favors the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Koch is skeptical about anthropogenic Global Warming, and thinks a warmer planet would be good because “[t]he Earth will be able to support enormously more people because a far greater land area will be available to produce food”.
Koch has contributed: $41 million to the PCF, including $5 million to a collaborative project in the field of nanotechnology; In 2007, $100 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help fund the construction of a new 350,000-square-foot (33,000 m2) research and technology facility to serve as the home of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; $20 million to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. $30 million to the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York; $25 million to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to establish the David Koch Center for Applied Research in Genitourinary Cancers; $15 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center; $5 million to the House Ear Institute, in Los Angeles, to create a center for hearing restoration; and $25 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Gumbs, shown on the left below, is working on a predictive model for estimating risk and incidence of prostate cancer. His work is internally funded and based on a plant-based diet and exercise. It is a result of his emphasis on integrative medicinal chemistry and his personal crusade to remain cancer-free for the rest of his life. Incidentally, he believes that global warming is taking place and it is cause by industrial processes, including the burning of fossil fuels.