Have you checked out what happens when you Google “Cure For Cancer?” You get a lot of information about cancer treatment, but there’s not a lot of information about who is working on an actual cure for cancer. On this edition of Out to Lunch Baton Rouge, Stephanie Riegel dives into a cure for cancer, and what’s up with Google search.

Cure for Cancer

We often hear stories from successful entrepreneurs that contain the sentence, “Everybody told me I was crazy when I started out.” The reason we only hear from a handful of successful entrepreneurs is because a lot of people’s ideas for a new business are in fact crazy. If you’re an entrepreneur with an idea that has no clear predecessor, when nobody knows what you’re talking about, where there is no proven pathway to making money, how do you know if you’re a genius, or just misguided?

Paige Miller, President of Oleander Technologies, curing cancer

Paige Miller, President of Oleander Technologies, curing cancer

In the case of Paige Miller, if she’s right about her crazy idea, she’s going to change the world. She’s going to cure cancer. From right here in Baton Rouge.

Paige is President of Oleander Medical Technologies, a company based at LSU’s Innovation Park that is truly a pioneer in developing a treatment for advanced stage cancer that not only appears to be effective, but it’s quick, easy to administer and doesn’t ravage the body in the process, like Chemo. The process is called Targeted Osmotic Lysis and it basically destroys cancer cells by causing them to explode while preserving the healthy cells in your body.


When he started out 28 years ago building websites – for a living! – everybody thought Bo White was crazy. Back then, “the internet” was at best too futuristic to be relevant, or regarded as a fun fad, like cassette tapes. Oh, and there wasn’t a search engine that worked, so even if you could get on the internet, good luck finding what you’re looking for.

Bo White, still crazy (and right) after all these years

Bo White, still crazy (and right) after all these years

Today, as you don’t need to be told seeing you are probably reading this on your phone and doing 13 other things online at the same time, the internet is integrated into our lives, and Bo White is one of those guys who can look back from the President’s office of his successful digital marketing company, Click Here Digital, with the satisfaction of knowing he was right all along. Click Here Digital is one of the 100 most important Google partners worldwide and a part of Google product development.

So what’s it like to be a pioneer in the middle of the fray, like Paige? Can Bo give her any sage advice? The biggest question of all though is, Is Paige crazy or is she going to cure cancer?

Photos by Jill Lafleur. Here’s more talk over lunch about curing cancer.