Eric Merola covers: March 3, 2017 – Texas vs. Burzynski

Full videos and video highlights from trial’s conclusion:

On March 3, 2017, the Texas Medical Board (TMB), and its Board staff concluded their multi-year long attempt to revoke Dr. Burzynski’s medical license. (This is an estimated 20th attempt at this effort since the 1980s).

For a quick explanation on how this works: The TMB’s Board Staff files the complaints and seeks a trial. Once the trial is complete, it is up to the actual TMB, as the “Board” to decide on the final outcome, based on the judges “Finding Of Fact” in their “Proposed Decision”. [Read the entire “Findings of Fact” in the “Proposed Decision here].

While the Board’s Staff sought to revoke Dr. Burzynski’s medical license, they failed. According to the judges, it was found that 94% of the charges against Dr. Burzynski were false, with 6% of the Board’s charges were considered true. But this 6% was based on “documentation issues”, such as bookkeeping errors. Of the non-documentation issues, things that specifically have to do with the actual practice of medicine, the Judges found that 99.996% of the charges were false, with 0.004% being true.

(This the first time you heard about this? Check out the first leg of the trial from November of 2015; and check out the second leg of the trial in May of 2016).

If you wish to view/download the March 3, 2017 March 3, 2017 TMB schedule to follow along, you can read it here.


The morning of March 3, 2017 – patients arrive to protest.

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The full “Board Meeting” to discuss the Judges “Findings of Fact”

(1:05:08) March 3, 2017 – Every quarter of the year, the TMB meets to discuss policy and any pending case, this was the day Dr. Burzynski’s case was to be discussed for final decision. Both Dr. Burzynski’s defense attorneys and the TMB Board Staff argued for each side.


The “Final Decision”



(15:21) March 3, 2017 – The TMB discusses and makes the final decision on Dr. Burzynski’s fate.



* At this point in the day, anyone who signed up to “speak” got an opportunity to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes directly to the TMB. These public statements would come after the decision, rendering the statements mute in regards to the case. Nonetheless, 20+ people took the opportunity to speak and have their 3 minutes heard.



Eric Merola speaks to the TMB

Eric Merola (Burzynski Documentary Series Director) speaks to the Texas Medical Board.


Tony Farmer speaks to the TMB

Tony is a resident of Austin, and a long-time supporter of Dr. Burzynski.



Sheila and Coleman Hemphill speak to the TMB

The Hemphill’s are a part of “Texas Right To Know”


Jodi Fenton speaks to the TMB

Jodi Fenton was featured in “Burzynski, the Movie”.

Jodi was cured of a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumor.




Mary Jo & Steve Siegel speak to the TMB

Mary Jo Siegel was cured of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after refusing a bone marrow transplant.


Carol Bricker speaks to the TMB

Carol was cured of breast cancer.


Lali Fizil speaks to the TMB

Lali’s mother is currently on Antineoplastons for lung cancer.




Magdalena Fizil speaks to the TMB

Magdalena is currently on Antineoplastons for lung cancer.




Mary & Paul Micaels speak to the TMB

<emPaul was cured of an inoperable optic-hypothalamic glioma astrocytoma brain tumor.




The Kunnari family speaks to the TMB

The Kunnari’s were featured in “Burzynski, the Movie”


Brenda & Patrick Powers speak to the TMB

Their son, Patrick, was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma. Treated by conventional therapy failed. Patrick is currently on Antineoplastons.


Rita Starr speaks to the TMB

Rita became an integral advocate in the 1990’s for Dr. Burzynski – particularly during the federal trials. She did so after Antineoplastons cured her mother of terminal cancer.


Ayub Khaledi speaks to the TMB

Ayub’s 4-year-old daughter is currently on Antineoplastons for an inoperable brain tumor.


Julie Atkins speaks to the TMB

Julie’s friend received Antineoplastons in the early 1990s curing her breast cancer. When Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer she chose Burzynski.


Liv Larsen speaks to the TMBB

Liv is a documentary filmmaker. A child Liv once babysat for was just diagnosed with a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), things got personal for Liv.


The Gettino family speaks to the TMB

Sophia was diagnosed at 10.5 months old with a deadly pinealoblastoma brain tumor. Antineoplastons cured her.


Randy Gilbert speaks to the TMB

Kendra was cured of an inoperable grade III anaplastic astrocyoma brain tumor.


Randy Gilbert speaks to the TMB

Kendra was cured of an inoperable grade III anaplastic astrocyoma brain tumor.


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* (November 19-25, 2015) Summary of the first leg of the trial + watch all testimony unedited

* (May 3-13, 2016) Summary of the first leg of the trial + watch all testimony unedited

Cancer Cure – Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Cured – Watch a 30 minute free clip of Burzynski Movie Part II (2013 – Eric Merola)

Please share this video! After returning from England to attend Laura Hymas’ wedding last week (who was cured of a Glioblastoma brain tumor while I was documenting her journey for BURZYNSKI: PART II) – I decided to upload the portion of my new documentary with Laura’s story (and an unprecedented audio recording with her local oncologist) + footage from Laura’s wedding, + Hannah Bradley’s story & her update, as well as a fellow guest to Laura’s wedding, who happens to be diagnosed this year with the same type of brain tumor Laura had: Martin Vizzard.

Remember:

“Taking one simple glance at history—using simple common sense—we will find that everything of scientific innovation has come from the fringe, and directly threatened the status quo at the start. From The Wright Brothers to Steve Jobs – they were all once considered “fringe mavericks” until their efforts merged into the mainstream and became a participant in the “status quo”. The status quo is there to create its own legion of followers, while only those who dare to step out of it and take a risk with something that could change it—those are the only people in human history that have ever contributed to changing it. These innovators didn’t listen to anyone except their own hearts and minds—while ignoring all the noise around them.”

– Eric Merola

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Brain cancers cured, weddings to follow – thanks to Antineoplastons!

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This blog post was originally an email newsletter by Eric Merola – the director of the Burzynski Documentary Series in September 2013

Dear Burzynski Movie Subscribers,

Three former patients of Dr. Burzynski’s Antineoplaston (ANP) therapy are having weddings this year.

LAURA HYMAS

 Laura Hymas’ story was covered in great extent in Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II.
She was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Grade IV brian tumor on Christmas Eve in 2010.
After surgery failed her, and after being forced to take Temodar (chemotherapy) to qualify
to enter a clinical trial using Antineoplastons (ANP)—she started ANP in 2011, and
experienced a complete remission less than a year later. Also included in the documentary
is an interview with her neurosurgeon who performed her biopsy, as well as an audio
recording of her oncologist refusing to participate if she choose ANP over conventional therapy—
while telling Laura in the same breath that she will not survive.

This October, Laura and Ben will be married in their hometown in England.
I will be attending their wedding and will share updates and photos from their wedding in late October.

 Laura, Ben and Jacob Hymas

 

DUSTIN KUNNARI

Dustin Kunnari was diagnosed with a deadly medulloblastoma brain tumor in 1994 at only 3 years old.
Dustin’s parents refused to subject him to the poor outcome and toxic nature of radiation and
chemotherapy and instead decided to have Dustin treated with Antineoplastons (ANP).

 Dustin and his parents were featured in “Burzynski, the Movie” (Part 1), where the Kunnari family
was seen begging the FDA in front of Congress to allow Dustin to continue his life-saving therapy.

 See a recent news segment with the Kunnari family (click here).

The Kunnari family won their battle with the FDA, and Dustin soon won his battle against his
once-deadly medullablastoma brain tumor.

Watch the clip of Dustin and his mother Mariann from the 1996 hearings, below:

 

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On August 17, 2013—Dustin Kunnari was married to the lovely Calah Hester.
Below are photos of Dustin’s wedding with Dr. Burzynski in attendance!

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KENDRA GILBERT

At age 22 Kendra Gilbert was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumor.
In 2007, after all conventional therapy failed her, she began Antineoplaston therapy.
Kendra completed Antineoplaston therapy in 2009.

As of right now (September 2013) Kendra has been cancer-free for 5 years.
She will be married later this year.

Read a 2011 news article about Kendra.

 

(Kendra is pictured on the far right)

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While the future of Antineoplastons still appears to be uncertain due to recent FDA obstruction
(if you haven’t seen “Burzynski: Part II”, you need to—to understand this FDA action)
the lives saved using Antineoplastons still continue to grace the Earth.

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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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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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June 20, 2013 Film Review – BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS PART II

Thursday, June 20,2013

BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS PART II

By Mark Burger (Read the original link here)

Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business Part II, the follow-up to the award-winning 2010 documentary feature focusing on medical innovator Stanislaw Burzynski, will be screened Sunday at A/perture Cinemas in Winston-Salem.

Filmmaker Eric Merola, born and raised in the city, was at the helm of both films, having first become fascinated by the research of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, the founder of the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Tex., the president of the Burzynski Research Institute and the inventor of the antineoplastons gene-targeted treatment for cancer, in the 1990s, when word of his work first came to light.

Having established a bond of trust with Dr. Burzynski on the first film, Merola was eager to follow up on his progress. Burzynski Part II also follows some of his patients, many considered incurable by mainstream oncology.

“From the moment my first documentary was released I was contacted by all sorts of people that were considering going to Burzynski for therapy — so I decided to roll the dice and follow patients from beginning of therapy and document their outcome,” Merola relates. “I am very pleased with this new film. It’s a very modern story — while the first film was more of a biographical/ historical piece on Burzynski.

“Some patients ended up cancer-free and others did not,” Merola points out. “No one said the therapy is a magic bullet.”

Yet, from the earliest days of Burzynski’s independent research, the results were encouraging, to say the least. With the proper development and implementation, antineoplastons could conceivably supplant such traditional cancer treatments as radiation and chemotherapy.

And that’s the problem. Cancer treatment is, as the title of both films indicates, serious business — and big business.

Some skepticism regarding Burzynski’s research was to be expected from some quarters of the medical establishment, but the intensity and severity of it went beyond criticism to condemnation. Merola is amazed, and not a little disgusted, by the efforts to discredit Burzynski. Had his research not yielded such optimistic results, would there have been such a backlash? Merola doesn’t think so.

It has taken years for the US Food & Drug Administration to sanction clinical testing of antineoplastons — this after years (and millions of dollars) of trying to discredit and even indict Burzynski.

“The impact I hope my films will have is to show the audience another side and another level of corruption that most would not believe possible,” says Merola. “We are all accustomed to deep corruption in government and industry. We see it every day and shrug our shoulders — and sometimes those events end up being diluted into partisan issues — but cancer is a great leveler.

“It doesn’t care who you vote for or how much money you have,” he continues, “and most of the public just can’t possibly believe that an effective, non-toxic treatment for cancer — one that has cured certain cancers for the first time in medical history, would be marginalized and covered up due to the profit system.”

If Merola seems an advocate for Antineoplastons and Dr. Burzynski, it’s also a result of the ongoing effort to suppress and discredit Burzynski’s research. He has challenged the status quo. He’s the maverick, the underdog. The irony, of course, is that he did it to help people, to strike a blow in the ongoing fight against cancer.

Thus, if the naysayers are going to hit, Merola’s going to hit back.

And, when it came time to make Burzynski II, “I did try to get some of ‘the opposition’ to go on-camera with me,” he says. “But they refused, most likely because they know Burzynski is onto something.

“Overall, this experience making these films was a life-changing catharsis to realize that the human family is capable of trying to destroy an effective cancer therapy that they themselves might need one day — for reasons of profit and control — it’s a pretty sad indication of where we are as a people,” he observes. “I used to think that if I just ‘told the true story it would help change it,’ but in reality all it did was force the establishment to further tighten the noose around people having access to this therapy.”

Nevertheless, thanks to Merola’s films and indeed, even to those who would attempt to discredit him, Burzynski’s research is more known. The word is out there. The films are out there. (Burzynski II is also available on-demand and will be released on DVD in July.)

“Nothing in the films is untrue — it’s all factually backed up and verified,” Merola says. “The internet is saturated with negativity and propaganda against Burzynski, so I suppose anyone that tells the ‘truth’ will be labeled as an ‘advocate.’”

Showtimes are 7:30 pm and 8 pm. Eric Merola will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A period. Tickets are $11.

For tickets or more information, call 336.722.8148 or visit the official A/perture website: aperturecinema.com. The official Burzynski website is burzynskimovie.com.