Kelly A. Turner, PhD – Founder

Kelly A. Turner, PhD is the New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission and Radical Hope, now in 22 languages, which summarize her research into radical remissions – when someone heals from cancer or another serious illness in a statistically unlikely way, such as without conventional medicine or after conventional medicine has failed. 

Over the past fifteen years, she has conducted research in 10 different countries and analyzed over 1,500 cases of radical remission. She is a frequent guest on national talk and news shows and holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Most recently, Kelly has adapted her bestselling book into a fictional, feature-length screenplay entitled OPEN-ENDED TICKET which was a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. This film tells the story of a cancer patient who takes her best friend on an around-the-world journey to try to find her estranged father before it’s too late. In their race against time, a string of unexpected events makes them question everything they thought they knew about life, death, and healing. 

Kelly also created and directed the 10-episode Radical Remission Docuseries that explores each of the 10 healing factors from her research, and features many of the Radical Remission survivors from the books.

She is also the founder of the Radical Remission Project website, which continues to collect new cases of Radical Remission and offers online courses, in-person workshops, and one-on-one health coaching.