Professor Bulent Berkarda M.D. is the first medical oncologist to practice medicine in Turkey. He went on to found the Department of Medical Oncology at Istanbul University in 1974. He has played a leading role in cancer education, in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and in establishing scientific oncology societies such as the Turkish Society of Oncology and the Turkish Society of Chemotherapy since that time. Furthermore, he has served as the Dean of Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty(1979 – 1982) and the President of Istanbul University(1994 – 1998).
In recent years, Prof. Berkarda M.D. has been studying complementary methods of cancer treatment along with the standard orthodox therapeutic protocols. Unfortunately, it is well known that standard chemotherapy is usually ineffective especially in Stage IV cancer. More specifically, Prof. Berkarda M.D. has been investigating the roles of diet, nutraceuticals, hyperthermia and insulin potentiated chemotherapy to balance the inadequacies of standard chemotherapy.