The second feature documentary undertaken by WayMark Productions, “A New Standard of Care: Alternative Cancer Therapies,” investigates non-conventional cancer therapies used worldwide. It was directed, produced, and written by Megan S. Smith, M.S. The World Health Organization statistics states one-in-three women and one-in-two men will contract cancer in their lifetime. Further, cancer incidence is set to increase by 70 percent in the next two decades. Receiving a cancer diagnosis psychologically paralyzes many patients. In turn, most readily take their doctors’ advice — advice based on] today’s limited Standard of Care protocols of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

However, science-based non-conventional cancer therapies capable of extending the life of a patient do exist. Many have case studies and are supported by the medical literature. Some forms of alternative cancer treatments are already being used in hospitals and leading cancer centers. Yet there is still resistance in adding them to today’s conventional Standard of Care due to widespread misinformation and special interests. Traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, WayMark’s team gathered information on the leading alternative technologies through interviews with top scientists, medical doctors, patients, lawyers, key regulatory and governmental decision makers, and heads of associations, including: The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. This documentary film is designed to educate policymakers, the medical community and the public that many alternative cancer treatments are legitimate and worthy of future investment, research, and clinical trials. The cancer diagnosis is nothing to fear if we are armed with the right tools to treat — and potentially cure — this dreadful disease using “A New Standard of Care.”