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Eric Merola website:

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Eric Merola Bio:

Eric Merola – Writer, Director and Producer

Eric Merola began his career as a motions graphics designer and animator after founding Merola Productions and was commissioned by various TV & film clients including WE Network, Fuel TV and Speed Channel. He was also employed as animation director for Flickerlab in New York City where he worked on projects for Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, MoveOn(.org), Comedy Central and A&E.

In 2007, while building an animated sequence for Michael Moore’s feature documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story”, Eric became aware of Dr Stanislaw Burzynski and decided that his was a ‘story that must be told’. And so, armed with over decade of experience, he set about producing, writing and directing his first documentary. Three years later, BURZYNSKI, THE MOVIE was released.

BURZYNSKI quickly attracted widespread distribution and many awards including Best Documentary 2011 on the Documentary Channel, 2 Audience Awards at the HumanDoc Festival in Warsaw 2011 and the Humanitarian Vision Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It also received favorable reviews from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on the DR. OZ SHOW.

Eric has since completed his second documentary – BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II (2013) which has premiered in various film festivals. It was released on June 1, 2013 on TV and internet On Demand in over 200 million homes in 6 countries—under a major international distribution deal.

BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II  won the top Audience Award for Best Documentary in the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival.

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Eric Merola, Documentary Director, main website: ( ericmerola.com )

 

Hannah Bradley (Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain cancer survivor) Dr. Burzynski / Antineoplaston patient

Hannah Bradley was featured in BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II.

From an Oct 20, 2013 article from The Telegraph.

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“I was a salesperson when I was diagnosed with cancer. I ate on the run. I smoked. I had no real symptoms or warning signs. One night in February 2011 I had a grand seizure while I was asleep: arms up in the air, body shaking. My partner, Pete, called an ambulance, and I was rushed to hospital, unconscious. Eventually a CT scan showed a brain tumour, which turned out to be very aggressive, anaplastic astrocytoma.

I have no memories of that time, from the night of the seizure to coming around from the eight-hour operation to remove the tumour two months later. Looking back now, I was quite naive. I thought that once the surgery was over, the tumour would be gone.

Then I needed six weeks of radiotherapy, so I did that, thinking this would make me better. It was gruelling – my hair fell out, I had quite a few seizures – then, at the end, a scan showed I still had the remnants of this very aggressive tumour. The life expectancy for people with tumours like this was 18 months.

All this time, without me knowing, Pete had been looking into things, searching, talking to anyone and everyone who could possibly help. One name kept cropping up: Dr Burzynski.

At his clinic in Houston he has developed a treatment using anti-cancer compounds he discovered and now manufactures – and is treating aggressive tumours, especially ones in the brain. He’s controversial. The medical community claims his work is unscientific and unproven.

My oncologist didn’t want me to go – he wanted to monitor the tumour and maybe give me more radiotherapy in the future. But that was like containing it, not getting rid of it, and the treatment hadn’t worked so far. Dr Burzynski seemed to be my only hope of getting rid of the cancer for good.

The treatment wasn’t cheap (about £200,000). Of course we didn’t know 100 per cent whether it would work, but I had to believe in something; I wanted to be positive. Pete launched a campaign – friends and family gathered around, held events, our local radio station supported us – and in two months we already had £100,000, enough to start treatment. I’m still so thankful for all that support.

In December 2011 I flew with Pete to the Burzynski Clinic. The medication is administered directly into your body through a Hickman line 24 hours a day. We were there for seven weeks, and scans showed that in that time the tumour had reduced by 11 per cent. I was absolutely overjoyed.

Pete and I learnt how to prepare and administer the treatment ourselves and it carried on in Britain for another 18 months. It’s not an easy option. My blood was checked twice a week, and I was scanned every six weeks at a private hospital. Most importantly, it seemed to be working. The tumour kept getting smaller, and in January this year it was all gone. I’m now off the treatment but still being monitored.

Dr Burzynski isn’t a miracle worker. There are well-publicised cases of families raising money for children to be treated at the clinic but the children still tragically dying. People have posted on our website that it doesn’t work, but I’m convinced that, if we hadn’t found him, I wouldn’t be here today.

I wouldn’t turn my back on conventional medicine, but I would advise anyone in a situation like mine to look into other options – there could always be another way. If this whole thing has taught me anything, it’s that.” A cookbook by Hannah is available at teamhannah.com

BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS – is a documentary directed by Eric Merola

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The National Cancer Institute begins to come clean on Antineoplastons

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With the exception of the NCI rigging their own Antineoplaston (ANP) clinical trials in the 1990’s, the are finally beginning to tell the truth about Antineoplastons.

Why is this so significant?

Some of the most common arguments in opposition to Antineoplaston research is:

1. The scientific community doesn’t find the medical journals that ANP research is published in to be of a high enough “impact factor”. 

This is no longer a valid argument, as no American Cancer Institution could have a higher impact factor than The National Cancer Institute Itself. If these manuscripts that are cited within the National Cancer Institute’s own public web page are good enough for The National Cancer Institute, then they are now good enough for anyone—the world over.

2. No one has ever independently reproduced the ANP results that Burzynski has had.

This is no longer a valid argument as Japan has been independently reproducing these results for nearly 30 years, and the NCI is now acknowledging this on their web page.

Overall, two of the three largest arguments that the “Cancer Establishment” has claimed to marginalize Antineoplastons and Burzynski, have just been eliminated.

The NCI also clearly states the “non-toxic” nature of ANP.

We encourage you to read this updated web page for yourself—but the most telling portion of their own web page, is where they cite one of Burzynski’s own peer-reviewed manuscripts as:

“A phase II study also conducted by the developer and his associates at his clinic reported on 12 patients with recurrent and diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma. Of the ten patients who were evaluable, two achieved complete tumor response, three had partial tumor response, three had stable disease, and two had progressive disease. Patients ranged in age from 4 to 29 years.”

A brainstem glioma has never been cured in medical history. The NCI just acknowledged and advertised two of those cures—also citing that 10 of the 12 brainstem glioma patients had a “positive response” to ANP therapy.

The NCI showed the courage to publish the dosage levels and everything!

As for their own clinical trials they conducted in the 1990’s where they did not give the patients the proper dosage—they at least had the decency to admit that Burzynski felt their trials were not properly run. Which would make sense to anyone paying attention when you witness the contrast between their own ANP studies and those of Burzynski and the Japanese. Getting the NCI to admit they intentionally rigged a clinical trial to fail will never happen—but at least they are now coming clean in regards to their own trials being questioned and the truth behind this therapy as a whole.

Read the updated NCI page for yourself, by clicking HERE.
If the above link doesn’t work, try copying and pasting the link below:
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From this day forward, it will be difficult for any honest oncologist, or medical doctor, when presented with this information provided by the National Cancer Institute to be able to provide much of a valid argument claiming “there is no evidence that ANP has ever shown any efficacy against cancer.”

(Of course the American Cancer Society has yet to update their page since 2008—but we shouldn’t expect them to since they are a privately owned and operated entity, not a government sanctioned entity.)

The only final argument to eliminate against ANP is the constant mention of the necessary independently run “randomized clinical trials”—where two groups of patients with the exact same diagnosis are randomly selected. One group gets “standard of care” (chemo/rad) and the other group gets “the new experimental therapy” (plus chemo/rad).

We do not want to give too much away before the release of the “Chapter 2” documentary—but an “independently run, randomized clinical trial” has now been completed in a country outside of the USA. The manuscript is being prepared now for publication. The “experimental group” had double the cure rate than the “standard of care alone group”. Both groups also received “standard chemotherapy”.

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For more information about the harrowing story of the inventor of Antineoplastons, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, there are two documentaries available called “Burzynski, the Movie” (released in 2010) and “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II” released in 2013. Both are available on iTunes, Amazon On Demand, DVD, and many other outlets. This documentary series was directed by Eric Merola.

To watch these documentaries, visit www.burzynskimovie.com

TRAILER: BURZYNSKI (PART I)

 

TRAILER: BURZYNSKI (PART II)


 

Los Angeles Times reviews Eric Merola’s “BURZYNSKI”

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By Kevin Thomas – June 4, 2010

Eric Merola’s “Burzynski” charts how a Texas Medical doctor and biochemist developed Antineoplastons, genetic-targeted medicines, and with them began to treat a wide range of cancers, including difficult -to-treat brain malignancies, with remarkable and continuing success only to bring down teh full force of the medical establishment, which has laid assault to him in the most stupefying, devious and costly manner.

Stanislaw Burzynski, a Polish immigrant with an unflappable, bemused attitude, eventually won a 14-years struggle  — during which he found himself threatened with life imprisonment and astronomical fines for fraud ans other violations — to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of his Antineoplastons, an ordeal that cost Burzynski $2.2 million in legal expenses and the FDA $60 million in taxpayers money. If anything, his dealings with the National Cancer Institute were to prove even more outrageous.

Merola unleashes a barrage of information, including much testimony from grateful patients, but he could have made an even more effective film had he paused to summarize each phase in Burzynski’s long ordeal. Even so, the film makes the case that big pharmacy holds the FDA in its thrall, that the National Cancer Institute perversely refused to follow Burzynski’s protocols in its clinical trials and seemingly has violated Burzynsk’s long-held patents.

Julian Whitaker of the Whitaker Wellness Institute of Newport Beach and one of Burzynski’s most eloquent defenders makes an all-crucial point: Burzynski’s Antineoplastons, with their high success rate and lack of side effects, pose a significant threat to the trillion-dollar industry of treating cancer with the traditional methods of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Read the original article here.

Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-lXgnb6tdBY

For more info and to buy the DVD of this film and its sequel released in 2013, visit: http://www.burzynskimovie.com

About The Film Director – Eric Merola

About The Film Director – Eric Merola

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Eric Merola began his career as a motions graphics designer and animator after founding Merola Productions and was commissioned by various TV & film clients including WE Network, Fuel TV and Speed Channel. He was also employed as animation director for Flickerlab in New York City where he worked on projects for Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, MoveOn(.org), Comedy Central and A&E.

In 2007, while building an animated sequence for Michael Moore’s feature documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story”, Eric became aware of Dr Stanislaw Burzynski and decided that his was a ‘story that must be told’. And so, armed with over decade of experience, he set about producing, writing and directing his first documentary. Three years later, BURZYNSKI, THE MOVIE was released.

BURZYNSKI quickly attracted widespread distribution and many awards including Best Documentary 2011 on the Documentary Channel2 Audience Awards at the HumanDoc Festival in Warsaw 2011 and the Humanitarian Vision Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It also received favorable reviews from The Los Angeles TimesThe New York Times and Variety, and granted Mr. Merola a guest appearance on the DR. OZ SHOW.

Eric has since completed his second documentary – BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II (2013) which has premiered in various film festivals, and took home the top Audience Award at the Sedona International Film Festival in 2014. It wasreleased on June 1, 2013 on TV and internet On Demand in over 200 million homes in 6 countries—under a major international distribution deal.

In 2014, Eric Merola’s 3rd feature documentary, “Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering” opens in theaters across the United States in the Fall of 2014.

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Eric Merola interview – June, 2013 – Underground Wellness Show – “Burzynski: Part II”

Underground Wellness Radio

Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business (Part 2)

Documentary film maker Eric Merola returns to the show to discuss the ongoing saga of Dr. Stanislav Burzynski and the goverment’s war against his highly effective antineoplaston cancer therapy.

Topics will also include Gene Targeted Cancer Therapy, the social media campaign against Dr. Burzynski, and why the FDA remains in opposition of a therapy that has proven to be more effective than the current standard of care.

To learn more about the documentary please visit www.burzynskimovie.com.

Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.

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Eric Merola – Director of The Burzynski Documentary Film Series TV interview – Documentary Channel

Eric Merola – Director of The internationally award-winning Burzynski Documentary Film Series TV interview – Documentary Channel