Williams Cancer Institute
Jason R. Williams is a medical doctor, board-certified radiologist, image-guided cancer specialist, researcher, and professor. He is one of the pioneers of immunotherapy, specializing in intra-tumoral interventions. He performed the world’s first ablation procedure and implemented an intra-tumoral injection of a specific combination of immunotherapy agents, thus leveraging the actual process of ablation as an immunotherapy agent itself. Since then, he has performed thousands of procedures many of them “first in human” in multiple areas of ablation and cryoablation therapies.
Dr. Williams is the Director of Interventional Oncology and Immunotherapy at the Williams Cancer Institute, where he has been advancing the use of intra-tumoral immunotherapy. He is also an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is helping to further cutting-edge research. In addition, he is actively involved in private research combining numerous different immunotherapy agents for image-guided intra-tumoral injection covering almost all cancer types. He and his wife, Stefanya Williams live between Fort Lauderdale and Mexico City. To learn more about Dr. Williams and his clinic, visit www.WilliamsCancerInstitute.com.
Dr Williams started doing ablation in the early 2000s in his university. Then the need of creating an institute started to become more evident, but the process was not easy. Williams Cancer Institute started in a difficult time because there was lack of approval, lack of insurance coverage and the hospitals were not receptive. In 2014, we started doing procedures mainly in the US. Our facilities were in florida, atlanta and lately in Southern California where we then decided to move to Mexico and eventually, to mexico City. Williams Cancer Institute was called Image Guided Cancer Specialist at that moment. It was at the same time when Dr. Williams was writing our book The Immunotherapy Revolution. It ultimately changed to Williams Cancer Institute and now we have 3 facilities in between Mexico and the US, having the best team ready to save cancer patients’ lives. We´re also looking to keep growing and we hope to get more facilities around the world, someday we want to achieve the dream of Dr. Williams to see cancer become a distant memory from the past.
Patrick Ellison Sewell Jr MD is a fifth-generation physician. He obtained his medical degree at Louisiana State University Medical School. Afterwards, he completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He then completed a Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship followed by a Cross Sectional Imaging Fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Afterwards he joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Surgery. Subsequently he obtained specialized training in Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University Medical Center in St Louis. As a young professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he utilized his knowledge of radiology and surgery to pioneer and developed several minimally invasive images guided surgeries in the field of Oncology, first coining the term Interventional Oncology to describe his newly created specialty. He became the Director of Interventional Oncology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and rotated as staff on the Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology services. As Director of Interventional Oncology, he performed the world’s first percutaneous MRI guided Renal Cell Carcinoma Cryoablation as well as the world’s first Lung Cancer Percutaneous CT guided Radiofrequency ablation. He went on to develop and teach these surgeries around the world where they are routinely offered to patients in need. While at the University of Mississippi Medical Center he partnered with NASA and developed a remote robotic surgical system for the International Space Station. He successfully tested and proved the system by operating on patients in Japan from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He left academics to start the world’s first radiation reduction software company headquartered in Stockholm Sweden. That companies’ existence resulted in a new era for Diagnostic Radiology leading to reduced radiation imaging standards thereby reducing the incidence of radiation induced cancers worldwide. He was an early adopter and pioneer of percutaneous atherectomy technology and combined it with Hyperbaric medicine and stem cell technology to reduce the incidence of leg amputation in diabetic patients. His interest in stem cells led him to study other cutting edge medical technology including Gene Therapy. He has successfully treated over 50 patients with Gene Therapy including a phase 1 trial of a dementia Gene Therapy that reversed the symptoms of Dementia. In his career he has been invited to 34 national and international visiting professorships, given 86 professional societal lectures to his peers, published 86 scientific papers, written 6 book chapters, conducted 14 international educational seminars, and has participated in 17 human clinical trials being the principal investigator in 10 of those trials.
Dr. Carlos A. Vargas, with 19 years of experience in both diagnostic studies and image-guided interventional procedures, board certificated by the College of Radiology and Imaging of Mexico City.
He graduated from the medical school at La Salle University in Mexico City in 1998 and has specialized in Radiology and Imaging in 2000.
Since 2003 he had been practicing diagnostic and interventional radiology. He has a master’s degree in hospital administration. He also has interest in teaching with more than 15 years experience in undergraduate courses at private universities as La Salle and Anahuac Universities.
He has been chief of radiology departments in several private hospitals in Mexico City such as San Angel Inn Chapultepec and Diomed.
For 7 years have been working directly with Dr. Jason R. Williams in the treatment of cancer patients through cryoablation and image-guided intratumoral therapies.
Co-author in several publications in the field of interventional radiology such as:
Dr Jesús Barra is a medical doctor and Anesthesiologist. He uses techniques that are conducive to cancer immunotherapy. He is also dedicated, persistent, a warm-hearted person, with great care for Dr. Williams’s patients.
He finished his Doctorate degree in Medicine at the Xochicalco University Studies Center, Ensenada Campus.
Later, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the High Specialty Medical Unit, Western Medical Center in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
His great contributions in his specialty has positioned him in government institutions in the State of Baja California South.
He was recently designated as Shift Medical Coordinator at the Subzone General Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. In addition, he is currently Associate Anesthesiologist at the Neuro Spine & Pain Clinic.
Dr. Ramón Alfonso Sánchez
Medical Surgeon – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Specialty
Committed to further advance research in intra-tumoral immunotherapy and help those who are struggling financially to cover medical care, Dr. Williams is donating all proceeds from the book “The Immunotherapy Revolution” to the Williams Cancer Foundation. For more information on this non-profit organization, please visit www.WilliamsCancerFoundation.org.
Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation “Leaders for a Cure” awardee
Interventional Oncology and Immunotherapy, Williams Cancer Institute
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Cabo San Lucas, MX Ciudad de Mexico, MX.
2919 E Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308