We don’t Want To Know, We Want To Believe




Bernd Gänsbacher


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Psyche and Cancer

What role does the psyche play in the development of cancer and what do we know about thought processes and automatisms of the intellect? University professor Bernd Gänsbacher explores the exciting question about if psychological factors can influence cancer development and growth. Most patients would probably adopt a combative attitude if that affected their prognosis. We humans are naturally inclined to immediately adapt information so that it fits our inner world view. They are compared with pre-stored prejudices, opinions and fragments of memories at lightning speed and only then brought to consciousness. This tendency of human shows that he is guided above all by his subjective opinions, prejudices and experiences and not by the current reality of life. Rarely is human an objective observer. Sometimes you have to protect them from making their own decisions.

Bernd Gänsbacher

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Gänsbacher was a professor at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA for 16 years after his residency in internal medicine, allergy/immunology and haematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Most recently, he was Director of the Institute for Experimental Oncology and Therapeutic Research at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) in London. He is the author of over 130 scientific articles and several books.
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