Mr. Stephenson is the Founder, and has been Chairman of the Board, of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) since its inception in 1988. During his tenure as Chairman, CTCA has pioneered and proven the importance of a new paradigm in cancer care known as the Patient Empowerment MedicineSM model.
This new model of care empowers cancer patients and their caregivers by providing them with services and programs they desire, where and when they desire them, in one seamless and totally comprehensive setting. In this setting, they are offered more innovative, integrated and hopeful options with which to better manage cancer and enjoy a good quality of life.
CTCA treatment options include advanced modern medicine tools in surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and cell therapy. These conventional treatments are always intuitively supported by numerous holistic, patient-centric programs and services in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation, and spiritual care.
All of these services and programs are provided under the watchful guidance of the widely acclaimed CTCA Mother Standard® of care. This unique, patient-centered model of cancer care originated out of respect for Mr. Stephenson’s departed mother, in whose memory CTCA was founded, and in whose memory he, his family and all of CTCA have pledged to change the face of this terrible disease, NOW!