Dr. Virginia Von Schaefer is one
of the leading integrative oncologists in the nation,
with over 35 years of experience.


In order to assess your situation we will need information about you – your concerns, symptoms, any previous evaluations, treatment(s) and your goals for treating with me.

We ask for recent information on a patient questionnaire along with copies of medical records of any tests or pathology reports related to how your diagnosis was made, if you have one.  My staff will guide you in this process as needed.  For more info on this please visit our video section for more details on an initial consult.

We offer telemedicine consultations to start you in your healing process. Please fill out our contact form for a consultation or call us at 949.652.2320

Yes, we specialize in both wellness and cancer prevention. Dr.V has extensive experience in treating patients with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mold toxicity, lymphedema (traumatic, infectious, or post surgical), chronic viral infections (eg. EBV, herpes virus) hypothyroidism, male and female endocrine imbalance, and autoimmune disorders.  Treating your immune system for viruses such as EBV is a crucial step in cancer prevention and we at VVS MD are very passionate about educating our patients on the importance of knowing your body on the cellular level.  The tests that we run through labs like RGCC, Vibrant Wellness, and Genova are but a few who assist us in assessing where your body’s immune system and levels of inflammation are at currently.

Dr.V has experience in treating many cancer types with great success, such as Head and Neck (HPV based or not), breast, colorectal, metastases to liver and lung, melanoma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine/endometrial cancer, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, gastric and metastases to distant organs such as liver, lung, and bone.  For a full list of treatment options and types of cancer treated click here.

Dr.V offers you the following:

  • Systematic testing for and treatment of underlying metabolic issues that may have gone unnoticed (i.e. parasite, viral, fungal, bacterial, candidiasis, and untreated low thyroid).
  • Genetic testing through RGCC to understand your cancer cells specifically.  Dr.V is one of the few physicians in North America that fully understands the comprehensive results from RGCC’s Onconomics Plus test results.  She has also administered the most ATA vaccines (An RGCC therapy for cancer) of any physician in the USA because she understands how to use these cutting edge therapies.
  • Address the importance of immune system function and add treatment(s) to boost it back to an optimal state.
  • Identify science-based treatment modalities in order to change the biochemical environment, which perpetuates the illness in your body.
  • Encourage patients and family members to obtain education and information about how to achieve emotional balance.
  • Help patients explore the power of good eating habits and stress releasing exercise.
  • Learn about micronutrients and essential supplementation.
  • Experience a treatment program designed specifically for you and your needs that involves stages of treatment and essentially a solid home plan/maintenance regime to ensure long-term success.

Yes, it involves sending a specimen of your blood to an international immunology lab (RGCC in Greece) to evaluate the presence and characteristics of circulating tumor cells and circulating stem cells (CTC/CSC) as a kind of “liquid biopsy.” This can be used for early cancer preventive detection and treatment as well as to direct treatment of a known cancer.

Yes there are several tests we can perform either with a regular lab, Vibrant Wellness, or sending a sample to RGCC in Greece called the “Prime Spot.” This is helpful because people who have these conditions often have other assorted problems that predispose them or work synergistically to create the “perfect storm” of chronic illness and symptoms. Many viral infections such as EBV, HSV 1 and 6, cytomegalovirus accompanied by untreated low thyroid can contribute to long-term illness. There are excellent and effective treatments available once we assess all of the causative agents.

IPT is the acronym for insulin potentiated therapy or a form of low-dose chemotherapy administered with insulin to lower the circulating blood sugar level. This technique is based on the premise that cancer cells are anaerobic (no oxygen/oxidation used to make energy). Therefore, they only utilize glucose, as an energy substrate. If the circulating blood sugar is lowered with insulin. The cells are in a state of avid uptake (i.e hungry) and this helps drive the chemo agents into the cells, at the same time.

Metronomic chemotherapy administration was devised by traditional oncologists to accommodate patients who could not tolerate or were fearful of regular full dose chemotherapy. In general, they will take the normal dose, divide it by four, and administer the one quarter of the whole dose each week. Some people tolerate this better, some do not. It is an option, but this is not my usual recommendation.

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can address macroscopic issues in the treatment of a cancer. However, unfortunately, they do not treat the microscopic nature of the illness. We have many new predisposing factors to cancer in our environment at large. There are polluting hydrocarbons both in the air we breathe and within the water table underground. Chemicals are used in the production of the clothing we wear, the foods we eat, and the beauty products we use. Electromagnetic frequencies emanating from technological devices bombard our bodies with radiation that create damage on a cellular level. We also commonly lack awareness of surreptitious infections that may not be symptomatic but contribute to the underlying biochemical environment that is conducive to a development of a cancer. We need to educate ourselves and our families on these issues in order to fully treat the microscopic components of the illness.


We are located in the Southern California beach town of San Clemente, known for its surf swells and sandstone bluffs.  Most of our patients find an airbnb nearby as they usually stay for a couple of weeks at a time to receive treatment, but we also have some great hotels along the coastline for every budget.

Our office is located on the second floor of our building, there are no other suites on that floor, so right off the elevator you will enter our office.  We have ample parking for our patients as well.


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