Review – BBC Panorama June 3, 2013 Burzynski Special tells only .03% of the Story – Quick Review

The BBC Panorama aired a TV special called “CURING CANCER OR SELLING FLASE HOPE TO THE VULNERABLE?”

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22717245

BBC 5 RADIO SHOW the morning before the TV airing – with different perspectives from the same people interviewed by the BBC –  than what the BBC portrayed in their TV special: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b021480r

I will be updating this blog entry in the near future, but I wanted to write about what I thought after watching this TV programme in the UK tonight.

First of all they excluded all United Kingdom (UK) patients who were cured using Antineoplastons, namely Laura Hymas who is cancer-free after 7 months of Antineoplastons therapy for her Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV brain cancer—since she started in late 2011. The BBC included Rofus Hound’s Twitter video in support of helping Laura Hymas (which is also featured in Burzynski: Part II) but avoided mentioning the fact that Rufus Hound’s twitter video single-handedly raised the required 75 thousand pounds she needed for one-year’s treatment. Without Rufus Hound, Laura might not have been able to afford Antineoplaston therapy—Rufus indirectly saved Laura’s life, but the BBC didn’t find that to fit their agenda. (Below).

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The BBC did choose to include Hannah Bradley, but they never informed their audience that she too is in a compete remission due to Antineoplaston therapy when she started therapy in late 2011. You can watch a full length documentary dedicated exclusively to Hannah’s journey produced by her partner Pete Cohen here, called “Hannah’s Anecdote”.  (Hannah is pictured below with her partner Pete Cohen).

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In additional to touting out Rufus Hound in the BBC “special”, they also mentioned that UK comedian Peter Kaye  also helped one of the patients raise money for the therapy. However, they failed to mention that this patient was Billie Bainbridge. The BBC showed graphic after graphic of Billie’s fundraising effort “The Billie Butterfly Fund” but decided not to include her mother, Terri Bainbridge in the BBC special—because although Billie died, Terri does not regret her decision of taking her daughter to Burzynski—since Billie had an incurable Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma—something never before cured in world medical history. Antineoplastons are on record of curing 33 of 169 patients of this tumor type, while the remainder of the world’s medical community has never cured it once. If the BBC included Terri and her decision to take her daughter there (with the help of Peter Kaye) and reminded the UK audience that this tumor type has never been cured outside of Antineoplaston therapy in medical history—it wouldn’t have fit the BBC’s agenda. (Terri Bainbridge is pictured below).

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Perhaps one thing that was most striking was that the BBC tried to convince their audience that Dr. Burzynski had made a documentary film (Burzynski, the Movie) about himself. When in fact, not one—but two documentaries have been directed and produced by an American independent film maker and investigative journalist named Eric Merola. (Below).

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The first documentary entitled “Burzynski, the Movie” has won numerous international film festival and television awards since its release. “Burzynski, the Movie” quickly attracted widespread distribution along with many awards including Best Documentary 2011 on the Documentary Channel and 2 Audience Awards at the HumanDoc Festival in Warsaw 2011. It also received favorable reviews from The Los Angeles TimesThe New York Times and Variety.

In 2013, the highly anticipated sequel, “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II”, released in nearly 200 million homes across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand on June 1, 2013—was not mentioned in the BBC special. Perhaps this is because the producers at the BBC were well aware that the very same patients they interviewed for their BBC Panorama special were also interviewed by Merola for his new documentary—simultaneously. Anyone watching both Merola’s new release and the BBC Panorama Special on Burzynski will find that the very same people interviewed for Panorama had a glaringly different opinion of their experience than how they were portrayed by the BBC’s Panorama.

The way the BBC did this to deceive its audience was clever. They choose narration to speak “for” the interviewees, then followed up the narration with the interviewee thmselves, giving the audience the illusion that this is how the interviewee felt.

The BBC also led its audience to believe that no one has ever reproduced the studies of Burzynski. “Burzynski: Part II” showcases a gigantic 27-year long Japanese study where independent scientists at Kurume University studied Antineoplastons without Burzynski’s participation. The Japanese ended their independent study with the holy grail of clinical testing: the randomized controlled clinical trial—where the Antineoplaston group had double the survival rate of the control group. If the BBC included this in its special, it would have devastated their message that Antineoplastons have never been independently tested. (Dr. Tsuda, one of the members of this medical team is pictured below).

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One of the most common things the BBC did, was consistently attempt to communicate the idea that none of the data from Burzynski’s clinical trials have been published. This is simply not true. This is the holy grail of manipulation within any organization making an attempt to discredit the work of Burzynski and the results of Antineoplastons. When, in reality, anyone can do a simple search on “Pub Med” for Burzynski or Antineoplastons and find many publications for review. For example one of the most telling internationally peer-reviewed publications related to diffuse intrinsic brainstem glioma can be found in Pediatric Drugs. Below is a sample chart comparing conventional therapy to Antineoplaston therapy for this tumor type:

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Click here to read the entire article, and notice on page 2 of the PDF where it states: “All manscripts are subject to peer review by international experts.”

In addition, America’s National Cancer Institute has also published and acknowledged the scientifically peer-reviewed publications on its website, Click here to see a table showing some of the results of Phase 2 clinical trials as published by America’s National Cancer Institute.

If the BBC showed this to its audience, it would have also contradicted its agenda.

This blog entry will be greatly updated soon—but in the meantime, if you genuinely care about this subject, and want to truly experience a genuine, objective, and transparent story of “Burzynski” and his invention “antineoplastons”, without a predetermined agenda, be sure to watch both “Part 1” (2010) and “Part 2” (2013) documentaries.

Burzynski, the Movie (Part 1) can be viewed on Netflix in the USA, purchased on DVD shipping worldwide, or even seen for free on YouTube.

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II can be viewed on TV in the USA & Canada “On Demand”; and online via Amazon and iTunes in the USA; via iTunes in the rest of the English speaking world.

I found this Movie Film Review of Burzynski: Part II, which includes an interview with its director, Eric Merola, to be quite informative. 

Trailer Burzynski: Part II released 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iglEF_y0cNg

For more information on the documentary series: www.burzynskimovie.com

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