Italian Man Makes Worldwide Plea For Best Brain Cancer Treatment

Staff Writer | CTV News | November 18, 2012

Salvatore Iaconesi is looking for a cure for his brain cancer and he’s asking the world to help. The Italian engineer has posted his medical records online and made an appeal via YouTube in an effort to find the best treatment for the disease, after receiving his diagnosis earlier this year.

Iaconesi said the experiment came out of his frustration with a health-care system that he says was treating him too little like a person and too much like a patient. Iaconesi sought out another route, launching an experiment dubbed La Cura in Italian, or “open cure.”

“In more than one way, you’re not a human being anymore,” Iaconesi said. “In some ways you are replaced by your clinical records.”