USA Today’s Diatribe against a proven Cancer Cure (Antineoplastons)

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November 16, 2013

 (reposted from Eric Merola’s Filmmaker blog)

Wow, the medical establishment and the status quo cheerleaders have pulled out all the stops in their latest propaganda hit piece published in USA TODAY on November 15, 2013.

It’s enough to make one want to give up hope for any goodness in the human condition.

Trying to “debunk” USA TODAY’s diatribe on Nov. 15, 2013 would be like someone living in Nazi Germany trying to debunk the writings of Joseph Goebbels, or an African American trying to explain to his slave master that he too is also a human being with rights and emotions, or the parents of an American soldier trying to explain to members of the Westboro Church how disrespectful it is to hold up signs that read “God Hates Fags” during their child’s funeral.

This type of unbridled hate and bigotry goes far too deep for any rational human discourse.

When one applies that hate and bigotry to one’s freedom to choose his own cancer therapy, along with an innovative scientist’s supposed right to develop a new technology to fight a disease like cancer within a so called “free society”—it is a recipe for disaster.

In case we haven’t noticed, we all live in a totalitarian capitalist society—from the USA to China (Take it from me, I was in Ghangzhou for 7 days last week myself). The very idea of a “free market” is not one that exists in our society. If the market were free, then Antineoplastons would freely be on the market, instead of being resisted by the state. If the market were free, the banks would have freely failed back in 2008, instead of being protected by the state.
The Human Condition:
What always comes with a good propaganda campaign, is a herded army willing to join its fight to preserve the totalitarian status quo by one’s association of the group. It’s a collective acceptance required by much of the population. Most of these individuals have been deprived of any true sense of human family, thus resulting in a low sense of loyalty toward his fellow man. Most of this herd are victims of societal violence perpetuated by the very system they so blindly support. The easiest example is the bully in the schoolyard, who intimidates his fellow classmates to both get an emotional reaction, and to portray the illusion of control over others, since their home and past life has been filled with the same deprived socially violent behavior.

These are all symptoms of the structure of the state, and is thus defined as “structural violence.”

Few think about the root causes of any of this. The reality is, the totalitarian market (or so-called “free market”) is directly responsible for this behavior in one way or the other. Whether it be from a childhood of neglect from a family abused by the system, and his need to redeem himself to allow it to work for him—or a child born with a silver spoon who feels the need to blindly support the system—and everywhere in between. Very few of us have had the ability (or have been encouraged) to practice skepticism of the system to experience the needed revolution of their consciousness to be able to identify this reality. People unable to recognize this expansion of consciousness make up the very system that they feel compelled to preserve. These people feel it’s their duty to preserve it, as questioning its function—and recognizing its disfunction—would likely send most of them kicking and screaming, and overdosing on Prozac.

It’s just simple economic self-preservation:
Since 1971, the cancer establishment has taken in over $200 billion in tax payer money to “fight” the disease. If the disease is conquered, that money goes away. Hundreds of universities and hospitals and the tens of thousands of employees working within those institutions rely on a constant influx of taxpayer, corporate, and publicly donated money to keep those institutions in play. If the disease is conquered, all that money goes away. Simple as that. In the USA TODAY story, Dr. Peter Adamson of the Children’s Oncology Group claims that “if Antineoplaston therapy really works, it would be on the market due to its value, and its ability to make so much money.” Dr. Adamson feels a loyalty to this totalitarian system, under the cloak of it being a “free market.” Dr. Adamson is suggesting that Antineoplastons have and will be given a chance to enter the market unabated by the system itself, hence his belief that the system is “free.” Based on 30+ years of resistance to Antineoplastons, from the NCI rigging its own trials to fail, intentionally killing nearly a dozen people, to the NIH’s FDA simultaneously trying to imprison Burzynski while partnering with Burzynski’s own research scientists to steal the medicine’s patents, and this USA TODAY article—historical precendence proves otherwise.

What Dr. Adamson doesn’t say is that the Children’s Oncology Group is directly responsible for blocking the first ever Randomized Phase III trial for a diffuse intrinsic childhood brainstem glioma. This trial is for the use of Antineoplastons (ANP) for this condition. ANP is the first substance in medical history to cure it. And even with the utterly corrupt FDA, where over 50% of its drug evaluation money comes from the pharmaceutical industry itself—and the FDA’s oncology board comprised exclusively of pharmaceutical executives—the FDA must give the “illusion” of representing the people’s interests for its facade to work. Bound by the duty to adhere to this illusion, the FDA gave permission to allow these monumental Phase III randomized trials to commence. The only problem is—as I illustrated in BURZYNSKI: PART II—organizations like Dr. Adamson’s Children’s Oncology Group have directly blocked and prevented these monumental trials from taking place—blocking every single children’s hospital in the USA, Canada, and the UK from taking part. So everyone will inevitably say, “why won’t he do his Phase III trials?” While simultaneously blocking the very trials they wish to see.

It’s very clever indeed.

It’s like the FDA saying, with the Children’s Oncology Group standing behind them:
“Where are the randomized clinical trials for those childhood tumors we gave you permission for?”

Burzynski responds:
“No children’s hospital will allow me to do them.”

FDA replies:
“I guess we have to shut you down if you refuse to conduct those randomized clinical trials in children we gave you permission for!”

Resulting in technically being “out of the FDA’s hands”—they turn over the dirty work to a system it regulates—to halt the process.

Rinse and repeat.

The same thing goes for publishing the ANP clinical trials in the peer-reviewed literature:
Never mind that numerous studies have been published using ANP showing the first cures in medical history in the peer-reviewed literature… “they” want more. The only problem is, time and again the studies are rejected outright within minutes of submission just because the name “S R Burzynski, MD” and the term “Antineoplastons” are written on the paper. The ANP papers are not “peer-reviewed” by the journals—nor are they even read. They are rejected outright due to fear of retaliation from the establishment if they dare publish the manuscripts.

Ask yourself: If you were a peer-reviewer looking at a clinical trial using ANP, and it had better results than anything that came across your desk for cancer, would you accept this manuscript, potentially destroying your employment and being potentially blacklisted from your profession? Not if you want to keep your career and support your family you won’t. Not to mention the constant stream of USA TODAY-type diatribes trying to convince the world that the inventor is a fraud—breathing down your neck, your peer’s neck, and your reader’s neck.

Rinse and repeat.

“If the facts are mutable based upon the needs of the moment—then science is dead.”

This is textbook self-preservation.

Amazingly, the FDA—regardless of its deep-rooted monetary corruption—temporarily upheld its need to display the facade of serving the public by giving permission for these Phase III trials because ANP was the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma in children in world history (30% cure rate for over 25 years of trials). If these monumental randomized trials for this incurable brain tumor were allowed to commence—without malicious interference—these medications would be qualified for market approval.

However—under our totalitarian market this can’t be allowed. The biggest reason being is that if ANP was approved for this one condition, that would mean all oncologists would have access to ANP, legally granting any cancer patient the right to obtain the medications “off-label” for any type of cancer. This would be a recipe for financial disaster for the medical establishment’s stock holders.

Under the monetary system, anything can be purchased: the FDA, Congress, The Oval Office, and ultimately The State. Hence, the definition of a “totalitarian system.” The “free-market” was a great idea, but those who conceived it overlooked two important possible outcomes (1) The market can be purchased in its totality and (2) Historically, the public will continue to believe that the market is free, even under the newly purchased totalitarian regime, using the very same tried-and-true propaganda tactics countries have used for generations—hence USA TODAY.

Dr. Adamson is just another tool in their shed. He must walk-the-walk, and talk-the-talk, in order to maintain his own self-preservation.

ANP costs too much money?:
Recent examples: Avastin costs over $100,000 per year, and in clinical trials has shown an extension of life by barely over a month. Temodar costs about the same, and has shown an extension of life by a couple of months. Provenge costs over $130,000 for only 3 injections and has shown mild benefit to the patient… none of these drugs have cured a single human being in clinical trials. These costs don’t include the anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and countless other drugs shoved down the throats of the patients during these highly toxic and ineffective therapies. The list goes on and on. If the establishment cancer therapies worked—600,000 people a year in the USA wouldn’t die from cancer—and countless people wouldn’t be going bankrupt due to therapy. If cancer therapies worked, Burzynski wouldn’t have anyone seeking his therapy. In the end, as has been proven time and again, Burzynski’s therapy is far less in cost than anything the mainstream offers. The only difference being insurance refuses to pay for it, as the insurance companies would have their heads handed to them if they did. Gag orders have been placed on the few families where insurance did pay for this therapy. The “money” issue is yet another proven tool in the propaganda tool box to emotionally sway the reader—giving the reader the illusion that people are being “ripped off”.

<strong>ANP… is toxic?</strong>
This was perhaps the most stunningly malicious use of emotion to manipulate the reader in any of the propaganda pieces against ANP in history. Never mind that tens of thousands of people die from complications from approved and properly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs per year—being one of the leading causes of death in the USA. Never mind that the average Stage IV cancer patient dies from complications due to chemotherapy and radiation before the disease has a chance to kill the patient. USA TODAY will have you believe that “sleeping in excess” a little bit while under ANP is a dangerous and toxic side effect of the therapy.

Never mind that not one single cancer patient in the history of ANP’s existence has ever died from the therapy.

Ever.

Using the emotional response vs. the scientific response to argue away reality:

Feeding on emotion is a very effective and proven tool in creating more hate and bigotry from the public toward the establishment’s desired enemy. For instance, they cleverly combine results from children’s leukemia (which has a well-known cure rate using traditional therapy), with children’s brainstem glioma—giving the uneducated reader the idea that ALL children’s cancer has a high cure rate today using standard therapy. This gives the illusion that Burzynski is somehow lying to the public about the results found in his FDA clinical trials treating childhood brainstem glioma. Thus creating more hate toward Burzynski. (Note: The FDA itself admits ANP is the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma, which would in turn make the FDA “liars” for admitting the truth—is any of this getting old yet?).

ANP was originally derived from human blood and urine. Since the early 1980’s is has been synthesized in a lab, and thus patented. USA TODAY takes another emotional stab describing the odor of ANP as “unpleasant”. In comparison, nurses have to wear full anti-toxic suits to administer most chemotherapy, and must stand behind huge metal walls when administering radiation. Why mention the “unpleasant odor?” It gives the reader the illusion that somehow this doctor is giving his patients urine, thus resulting in an “unpleasant” emotional response. (Never mind that the widely used drug Premarin is pregnant horse urine).

When you read the USA TODAY diatribe, you will find this type of rhetoric a constant throughout.

This is likely the industry’s last “Hurrah!” before trying to finally shut ANP down for good.

This is not just about Burzynski:
Dr. Burzynski is just the inventor. ANP are the medications. The Japanese have spent over 27 years independently studying ANP therapy with double the survival rates in randomized clinical trials. USA TODAY wouldn’t dare mention that. If those trials are published, it will be very interesting to see what will happen. The “randomized trial” is the sacred holy grail of this totalitarian system’s covenant. Perhaps this is why they are trying so hard to destroy the inventor and leave him in shame and disarray. Because once word gets out that ANP has passed their covenant of the randomized trials, with glowing results—they will be forced to (a) re-write the entire scientific method as they know it to redefine what is considered a “proven therapy”, (b) destroy any institution that dare define ANP as “proven”, or (c) allow it to grow into scientific acceptance. If it were a free system, scientific acceptance would be the obvious outcome. But given the totalitarian nature of the system of which we live they will inevitably attack, malign, and ridicule any institution that tries to get the independent results of these randomized trials into the public sphere. They will use the same hate-filled and bigoted tactics, they will prey on the public’s fear and emotion, and they will likely win.

Is Burzynski a perfect human being? No. Neither are you. But they need an “enemy” to target, so they do all they can to attack the “enemy” vs. addressing any scientific truth.

The Reality:
One thing that is abundantly clear in our so-called “free world” is this: once you are diagnosed with cancer, you are involuntarily forfeiting most of your human rights. Your right to choose a therapy path, explore any other options, or your right to ask any skeptical questions to your oncologist—are forfeited. The only right guaranteed to you, is the right to refuse all therapy—and go home and die.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows, at least in the Western World, the oncologist is merely a tool, robotically reading from the required cookbook given to him in order to preserve his employment. There is no room for creativity or personalization within this so-called “practice.” All cancer patients are immediately handed off to the nurses to administer to the patient “whatever the book says.”

This system of oncology is working very well for the status quo. There is a reason why it is called The Establishment. This system has therefore been established, and is not open for change. Altering The Establishment is not an option. Anyone that even thinks about trying to change that will be taken down. Burzynski is just one of a long line of those who have “tried to make a difference.” The only reason Burzynski and ANP has gotten the attention that it has is because, at least up until know, he is still alive and ANP is still alive. And most importantly, ANP is curing incurable cancers that the medical establishment has yet to cure in its entire history.

The establishment will fight to the end until this doctor and/or his medications are destroyed forever. It doesn’t matter where ANP goes, the FDA will track it down and destroy it at all costs no matter what country it tries to be moved.

Unless all 13 million people in the USA living with cancer, and all of their friends and loved ones simultaneously convene on the steps of the FDA, Capital Building, and White House, and stay there—nothing will change. I don’t expect that to happen, as all of us are strategically caught in the stranglehold of the very system that keeps us from doing so.

In Conclusion:
Taking one simple glance at history—using simple common sense—we will find that everything of scientific innovation has come from the fringe, and has 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.

If you remember anything from this essay, it should be this: What frightens the establishment about Antineoplastons has nothing to do with a Polish man in Texas who invented them. It’s about their loss of control and authority—over a highly profitable and highly sustainable share of a totalitarian market. Anyone who feels the need to come up with “Conspiracy Theories” to explain the lack of acceptance of ANP by the establishment in any other way, simply doesn’t understand how the system works.

I am frankly sick and tired of “debunking” a broken system, and those who blindly support it—time and time again. This documentary series has been a very cathartic experience for me. Everything we have witnessed in this “Burzynski Saga” is merely a small symptom of a larger societal cancer—and all the metaphorical Antineoplastons in the world can’t cure such a perverse malignancy. We don’t need new politicians, we don’t need new regulations—all that we require is a global revolution of consciousness.

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USA TODAY’s Diatribe against Antineoplastons

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November 16, 2013

 (reposted from Eric Merola’s Filmmaker blog)

Wow, the medical establishment and the status quo cheerleaders have pulled out all the stops in their latest propaganda hit piece published in USA TODAY on November 15, 2013.

It’s enough to make one want to give up hope for any goodness in the human condition.

Trying to “debunk” USA TODAY’s diatribe on Nov. 15, 2013 would be like someone living in Nazi Germany trying to debunk the writings of Joseph Goebbels, or an African American trying to explain to his slave master that he too is also a human being with rights and emotions, or the parents of an American soldier trying to explain to members of the Westboro Church how disrespectful it is to hold up signs that read “God Hates Fags” during their child’s funeral.

This type of unbridled hate and bigotry goes far too deep for any rational human discourse.

When one applies that hate and bigotry to one’s freedom to choose his own cancer therapy, along with an innovative scientist’s supposed right to develop a new technology to fight a disease like cancer within a so called “free society”—it is a recipe for disaster.

In case we haven’t noticed, we all live in a totalitarian capitalist society—from the USA to China (Take it from me, I was in Ghangzhou for 7 days last week myself). The very idea of a “free market” is not one that exists in our society. If the market were free, then Antineoplastons would freely be on the market, instead of being resisted by the state. If the market were free, the banks would have freely failed back in 2008, instead of being protected by the state.
The Human Condition:
What always comes with a good propaganda campaign, is a herded army willing to join its fight to preserve the totalitarian status quo by one’s association of the group. It’s a collective acceptance required by much of the population. Most of these individuals have been deprived of any true sense of human family, thus resulting in a low sense of loyalty toward his fellow man. Most of this herd are victims of societal violence perpetuated by the very system they so blindly support. The easiest example is the bully in the schoolyard, who intimidates his fellow classmates to both get an emotional reaction, and to portray the illusion of control over others, since their home and past life has been filled with the same deprived socially violent behavior.

These are all symptoms of the structure of the state, and is thus defined as “structural violence.”

Few think about the root causes of any of this. The reality is, the totalitarian market (or so-called “free market”) is directly responsible for this behavior in one way or the other. Whether it be from a childhood of neglect from a family abused by the system, and his need to redeem himself to allow it to work for him—or a child born with a silver spoon who feels the need to blindly support the system—and everywhere in between. Very few of us have had the ability (or have been encouraged) to practice skepticism of the system to experience the needed revolution of their consciousness to be able to identify this reality. People unable to recognize this expansion of consciousness make up the very system that they feel compelled to preserve. These people feel it’s their duty to preserve it, as questioning its function—and recognizing its disfunction—would likely send most of them kicking and screaming, and overdosing on Prozac.

It’s just simple economic self-preservation:
Since 1971, the cancer establishment has taken in over $200 billion in tax payer money to “fight” the disease. If the disease is conquered, that money goes away. Hundreds of universities and hospitals and the tens of thousands of employees working within those institutions rely on a constant influx of taxpayer, corporate, and publicly donated money to keep those institutions in play. If the disease is conquered, all that money goes away. Simple as that. In the USA TODAY story, Dr. Peter Adamson of the Children’s Oncology Group claims that “if Antineoplaston therapy really works, it would be on the market due to its value, and its ability to make so much money.” Dr. Adamson feels a loyalty to this totalitarian system, under the cloak of it being a “free market.” Dr. Adamson is suggesting that Antineoplastons have and will be given a chance to enter the market unabated by the system itself, hence his belief that the system is “free.” Based on 30+ years of resistance to Antineoplastons, from the NCI rigging its own trials to fail, intentionally killing nearly a dozen people, to the NIH’s FDA simultaneously trying to imprison Burzynski while partnering with Burzynski’s own research scientists to steal the medicine’s patents, and this USA TODAY article—historical precendence proves otherwise.

What Dr. Adamson doesn’t say is that the Children’s Oncology Group is directly responsible for blocking the first ever Randomized Phase III trial for a diffuse intrinsic childhood brainstem glioma. This trial is for the use of Antineoplastons (ANP) for this condition. ANP is the first substance in medical history to cure it. And even with the utterly corrupt FDA, where over 50% of its drug evaluation money comes from the pharmaceutical industry itself—and the FDA’s oncology board comprised exclusively of pharmaceutical executives—the FDA must give the “illusion” of representing the people’s interests for its facade to work. Bound by the duty to adhere to this illusion, the FDA gave permission to allow these monumental Phase III randomized trials to commence. The only problem is—as I illustrated in BURZYNSKI: PART II—organizations like Dr. Adamson’s Children’s Oncology Group have directly blocked and prevented these monumental trials from taking place—blocking every single children’s hospital in the USA, Canada, and the UK from taking part. So everyone will inevitably say, “why won’t he do his Phase III trials?” While simultaneously blocking the very trials they wish to see.

It’s very clever indeed.

It’s like the FDA saying, with the Children’s Oncology Group standing behind them:
<em> “Where are the randomized clinical trials for those childhood tumors we gave you permission for?”</em>

Burzynski responds:
<em>”No children’s hospital will allow me to do them.”</em>

FDA replies:
<em>”I guess we have to shut you down if you refuse to conduct those randomized clinical trials in children we gave you permission for!”</em>

Resulting in technically being “out of the FDA’s hands”—they turn over the dirty work to a system it regulates—to halt the process.

Rinse and repeat.

The same thing goes for publishing the ANP clinical trials in the peer-reviewed literature:
Never mind that numerous studies have been published using ANP showing the first cures in medical history in the peer-reviewed literature… “they” want more. The only problem is, time and again the studies are rejected outright within minutes of submission just because the name “S R Burzynski, MD” and the term “Antineoplastons” are written on the paper. The ANP papers are not “peer-reviewed” by the journals—nor are they even read. They are rejected outright due to fear of retaliation from the establishment if they dare publish the manuscripts.

Ask yourself: If you were a peer-reviewer looking at a clinical trial using ANP, and it had better results than anything that came across your desk for cancer, would you accept this manuscript, potentially destroying your employment and being potentially blacklisted from your profession? Not if you want to keep your career and support your family you won’t. Not to mention the constant stream of USA TODAY-type diatribes trying to convince the world that the inventor is a fraud—breathing down your neck, your peer’s neck, and your reader’s neck.

Rinse and repeat.

<strong>”If the facts are mutable based upon the needs of the moment—then science is dead.”
</strong>

This is textbook self-preservation.

Amazingly, the FDA—regardless of its deep-rooted monetary corruption—temporarily upheld its need to display the facade of serving the public by giving permission for these Phase III trials because ANP was the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma in children in world history (30% cure rate for over 25 years of trials). If these monumental randomized trials for this incurable brain tumor were allowed to commence—without malicious interference—these medications would be qualified for market approval.

However—under our totalitarian market this can’t be allowed. The biggest reason being is that if ANP was approved for this one condition, that would mean all oncologists would have access to ANP, legally granting any cancer patient the right to obtain the medications “off-label” for any type of cancer. This would be a recipe for financial disaster for the medical establishment’s stock holders.

Under the monetary system, anything can be purchased: the FDA, Congress, The Oval Office, and ultimately The State. Hence, the definition of a “totalitarian system.” The “free-market” was a great idea, but those who conceived it overlooked two important possible outcomes (1) The market can be purchased in its totality and (2) Historically, the public will continue to believe that the market is free, even under the newly purchased totalitarian regime, using the very same tried-and-true propaganda tactics countries have used for generations—hence USA TODAY.

Dr. Adamson is just another tool in their shed. He must walk-the-walk, and talk-the-talk, in order to maintain his own self-preservation.

<strong>ANP costs too much money?:</strong>
Recent examples: Avastin costs over $100,000 per year, and in clinical trials has shown an extension of life by barely over a month. Temodar costs about the same, and has shown an extension of life by a couple of months. Provenge costs over $130,000 for only 3 injections and has shown mild benefit to the patient… none of these drugs have cured a single human being in clinical trials. These costs don’t include the anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and countless other drugs shoved down the throats of the patients during these highly toxic and ineffective therapies. The list goes on and on. If the establishment cancer therapies worked—600,000 people a year in the USA wouldn’t die from cancer—and countless people wouldn’t be going bankrupt due to therapy. If cancer therapies worked, Burzynski wouldn’t have anyone seeking his therapy. In the end, as has been proven time and again, Burzynski’s therapy is far less in cost than anything the mainstream offers. The only difference being insurance refuses to pay for it, as the insurance companies would have their heads handed to them if they did. Gag orders have been placed on the few families where insurance did pay for this therapy. The “money” issue is yet another proven tool in the propaganda tool box to emotionally sway the reader—giving the reader the illusion that people are being “ripped off”.

<strong>ANP… is toxic?</strong>
This was perhaps the most stunningly malicious use of emotion to manipulate the reader in any of the propaganda pieces against ANP in history. Never mind that tens of thousands of people die from complications from approved and properly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs per year—being one of the leading causes of death in the USA. Never mind that the average Stage IV cancer patient dies from complications due to chemotherapy and radiation before the disease has a chance to kill the patient. USA TODAY will have you believe that “sleeping in excess” a little bit while under ANP is a dangerous and toxic side effect of the therapy.

Never mind that not one single cancer patient in the history of ANP’s existence has ever died from the therapy.

Ever.

<strong>Using the emotional response vs. the scientific response to argue away reality:</strong>

Feeding on emotion is a very effective and proven tool in creating more hate and bigotry from the public toward the establishment’s desired enemy. For instance, they cleverly combine results from children’s leukemia (which has a well-known cure rate using traditional therapy), with children’s brainstem glioma—giving the uneducated reader the idea that ALL children’s cancer has a high cure rate today using standard therapy. This gives the illusion that Burzynski is somehow lying to the public about the results found in his FDA clinical trials treating childhood brainstem glioma. Thus creating more hate toward Burzynski. (Note: The FDA itself admits ANP is the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma, which would in turn make the FDA “liars” for admitting the truth—is any of this getting old yet?).

ANP was originally derived from human blood and urine. Since the early 1980’s is has been synthesized in a lab, and thus patented. USA TODAY takes another emotional stab describing the odor of ANP as “unpleasant”. In comparison, nurses have to wear full anti-toxic suits to administer most chemotherapy, and must stand behind huge metal walls when administering radiation. Why mention the “unpleasant odor?” It gives the reader the illusion that somehow this doctor is giving his patients urine, thus resulting in an “unpleasant” emotional response. (Never mind that the widely used drug Premarin is pregnant horse urine).

When you read the USA TODAY diatribe, you will find this type of rhetoric a constant throughout.

This is likely the industry’s last “Hurrah!” before trying to finally shut ANP down for good.

<strong>This is not just about Burzynski:</strong>
Dr. Burzynski is just the inventor. ANP are the medications. The Japanese have spent over 27 years independently studying ANP therapy with double the survival rates in randomized clinical trials. USA TODAY wouldn’t dare mention that. If those trials are published, it will be very interesting to see what will happen. The “randomized trial” is the sacred holy grail of this totalitarian system’s covenant. Perhaps this is why they are trying so hard to destroy the inventor and leave him in shame and disarray. Because once word gets out that ANP has passed their covenant of the randomized trials, with glowing results—they will be forced to (a) re-write the entire scientific method as they know it to redefine what is considered a “proven therapy”, (b) destroy any institution that dare define ANP as “proven”, or (c) allow it to grow into scientific acceptance. If it were a free system, scientific acceptance would be the obvious outcome. But given the totalitarian nature of the system of which we live they will inevitably attack, malign, and ridicule any institution that tries to get the independent results of these randomized trials into the public sphere. They will use the same hate-filled and bigoted tactics, they will prey on the public’s fear and emotion, and they will likely win.

Is Burzynski a perfect human being? No. Neither are you. But they need an “enemy” to target, so they do all they can to attack the “enemy” vs. addressing any scientific truth.

<strong>The Reality:</strong>
One thing that is abundantly clear in our so-called “free world” is this: once you are diagnosed with cancer, you are involuntarily forfeiting most of your human rights. Your right to choose a therapy path, explore any other options, or your right to ask any skeptical questions to your oncologist—are forfeited. The only right guaranteed to you, is the right to refuse all therapy—and go home and die.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows, at least in the Western World, the oncologist is merely a tool, robotically reading from the required cookbook given to him in order to preserve his employment. There is no room for creativity or personalization within this so-called “practice.” All cancer patients are immediately handed off to the nurses to administer to the patient “whatever the book says.”

This system of oncology is working very well for the status quo. There is a reason why it is called The Establishment. This system has therefore been established, and is not open for change. Altering The Establishment is not an option. Anyone that even thinks about trying to change that will be taken down. Burzynski is just one of a long line of those who have “tried to make a difference.” The only reason Burzynski and ANP has gotten the attention that it has is because, at least up until know, he is still alive and ANP is still alive. And most importantly, ANP is curing incurable cancers that the medical establishment has yet to cure in its entire history.

The establishment will fight to the end until this doctor and/or his medications are destroyed forever. It doesn’t matter where ANP goes, the FDA will track it down and destroy it at all costs no matter what country it tries to be moved.

Unless all 13 million people in the USA living with cancer, and all of their friends and loved ones simultaneously convene on the steps of the FDA, Capital Building, and White House, and stay there—nothing will change. I don’t expect that to happen, as all of us are strategically caught in the stranglehold of the very system that keeps us from doing so.

<strong>In Conclusion:</strong>
Taking one simple glance at history—using simple common sense—we will find that everything of scientific innovation has come from the fringe, and has 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.

If you remember anything from this essay, it should be this: What frightens the establishment about Antineoplastons has nothing to do with a Polish man in Texas who invented them. It’s about their loss of control and authority—over a highly profitable and highly sustainable share of a totalitarian market. Anyone who feels the need to come up with “Conspiracy Theories” to explain the lack of acceptance of ANP by the establishment in any other way, simply doesn’t understand how the system works.

I am frankly sick and tired of “debunking” a broken system, and those who blindly support it—time and time again. This documentary series has been a very cathartic experience for me. Everything we have witnessed in this “Burzynski Saga” is merely a small symptom of a larger societal cancer—and all the metaphorical Antineoplastons in the world can’t cure such a perverse malignancy. We don’t need new politicians, we don’t need new regulations—all that we require is a global revolution of consciousness.

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”

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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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Film Threat Review of “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business” – Movie Film Documentary Review

BURZYNSKI

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Eric Merola’s documentary focuses on the controversies surrounding Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a Polish-born physician who has been at the center of controversy following his development of antineoplastons as a treatment for seemingly incurable cancers.

In offering antineoplaston therapy instead of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Dr. Burzynski forced the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry to reconsider their long-held theories on cancer treatment. The reaction, not surprisingly, was harsh and negative. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought to stop him based on a legal anomaly – Dr. Burzynski conducted his work in Houston without FDA approval, which was legal under Texas law at the time. Despite negative pressure from the media and the Congress, the FDA pushed five separate federal grand juries to indict Dr. Burzynski, ultimately resulting in two federal trials that failed to return guilty verdicts.

When the FDA couldn’t stop him, the federally funded National Cancer Institute reluctantly agreed to work with him – albeit by intentionally screwing up his instructions, thus resulting in test results that could not possibly succeed. Simultaneously, the government sought to hijack Dr. Burzynski’s research and patents on antineoplastons.

As filmmaking goes, “Burzynski” is fairly elementary stuff: talking head interviews, old news footage, and images of letters and documents with highlighted text. Dr. Burzynski and his supporters speak at length, but equal camera time is not given to those who questioned his work and results. (Even the film quietly admits that most of Dr. Burzynski’s patients have not achieved cancer-free results.)

Nonetheless, the film offers a jolting examination of the hideous collusion between federal agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. In their partnership, profits and ego massaging takes priority over the treatment of the terminally ill. Furthermore, the testimony of Dr. Burzynski’s patients – particularly the tragic testimony of a San Francisco policeman whose child died from the ravages of chemotherapy even though her cancer was cured by the doctor – provides a stirring contradiction to the empty boasts about the quality of the American medical system.

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The Great Cancer Hoax: The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down… Burzynski Documentary Movie Review

The Great Cancer Hoax: The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down…

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Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food and Drug Administration in American history.

In the 1970’s, Dr. Burzynski made a remarkable discovery that threatened to change the face of cancer treatment forever. His non-toxic gene-targeted cancer medicine could have helped save millions of lives over the last two decades had his discovery not been criminally suppressed by the US government, as his therapy, called “antineoplastons,” have been shown to effectively help cure some of the most “incurable” forms of terminal cancer.

This documentary takes you through the treacherous 14-year journey Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to finally obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of antineoplastons.

His story is yet another testament that fact can be far stranger than fiction, as the film exposes the powerful, unscrupulous forces that work to maintain the status quo of the medical- and pharmaceutical industry at any cost-including the lives of millions of people.

Dr. Burzynski’s Story is a Jaw-Dropper

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski was born in the early 1940’s in Poland, and was trained as both a biochemist and a physician. He’s spent the last 35 years developing and successfully treating cancer patients suffering with some of the most lethal forms of cancer at his clinic in Houston, Texas.

I recently interviewed Dr. Burzynski about his cancer treatment-a gene-targeted approach using non-toxic peptides and amino acids, known as antineoplastons. Here, I will follow up with a review of his recently released documentary,Burzynski, The Movie.

It’s an absolute jaw-dropper…

For anyone who has ever been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, the facts presented in this film will hit you like a rude slap in the face.

You will learn that not only did the US Federal government spend 14 years actively suppressing a cancer treatment that had a FAR greater success rate than any other treatment available, they also spent well over $60 million of US taxpayer dollars trying to put the inventor of the treatment in jail in order to steal his patents and either suppress or cash in on his discovery.

This film is an absolute MUST-SEE, as the summary I’m about to present below simply cannot do it justice. It’s available for purchase at BurzynkiMovie.com, where you can view the first half-hour for free. The site also contains a large number of video clips, as well as a full transcript of the entire film, along with links to all the documentation presented.

What’s so Special about Dr. Burzynski’s Treatment?

The story begins back in the early 1970’s when Dr. Burzynski discovered that people with cancer lacked a certain peptide, while those who were cancer free had a plentiful supply of it.

This finding eventually led him to create a medical treatment referred to as antineoplastons. The drug contains a mixture of peptides and derivatives of amino acids. These were known to act as molecular switches, but as genome research blossomed and science progressed, Dr. Burzynski discovered they also work as genetic switches, and that is why antineoplastons work so well. They’re actually able to turn on cancer suppressing genes, while simultaneously turning oncogenes (cancer genes) off.

As explained in the film:

“Our bodies contain two categories of genes that allow cancer to flourish: oncogenes, and tumor suppressor genes. When someone has cancer, they have a higher level of oncogenes switched on, with a higher-level tumor suppressor genes switched off.

The goal is to tell the body to both switch back on the tumor suppressor genes, and turn off as many oncogenes as possible.”

While other gene targeting cancer drugs now exist, they’re only capable of targeting a small number of specific cancer genes. Antineoplastons, on the other hand, targets a wide spectrum of cancer genes-about 100 of them at once. In a very simplistic way, antineoplastons are to cancer what a broad-spectrum antibiotic is to infectious disease.

Success Rates of Chemo and Radiation versus Antineoplastons

The film features several remarkable case stories of people who were successfully cured of cancer, but it’s when the clinical trial data of conventional therapies versus antineoplastons are stacked against each other that the benefits of antineoplastons become really obvious:

Radiation or Chemotherapy Only Antineoplastons Only
5 of 54 patients (9 percent) 5 of 20 (25 percent)
were cancer free at the end of treatment were cancer free at the end of treatment
Toxic side effects No toxic side effects

Tackling Childhood Brain Tumors

Dr. Burzynski was so confident in his antineoplastons that he even accepted the most difficult and “hopeless” cases, such as childhood brain tumors. Conventional medicine has little or nothing to offer in these cases, and the side effects can be as horrific as the disease itself, if not more. Furthermore, the best outcome conventional treatment can offer is to slow down the growth of the tumor.

Using antineoplastons, however, Dr. Burzynski has been able to successfully cure many of these otherwise hopeless cases, such as Jessica Ressel.

She was 11 years old when she was diagnosed with brainstem glioma-an incurable brain tumor. After learning that she would die no matter what toxic drugs and radiation treatments she underwent, the family decided to not put her through it. When they found Dr. Burzynski, they literally had nothing to lose…

Twelve months later-after having initially been told she had but a few months to live, and given no chance of survival at all-MRI’s confirmed she was cancer-free. Her brain tumor was completely resolved. Today, Jessica is a healthy 24-year old woman, pregnant with her second child.

When comparing FDA-supervised studies of treatments for lethal childhood brainstem gliomas, antineoplastons again comes out as a clear winner:

Chemotherapy Only Antineoplastons Only
1 of 107 patients (0.9 percent) 11 of 40 patients (27.5 percent)
were cancer free at the end of treatment were cancer free at the end of treatment
0 of 107 patients (0 percent) 11 of 40 patients (27.5 percent)
survived past five years survived past five years

Even more interesting, while some of Dr. Burzynski’s patients did eventually die after the five-year mark, most who did NOT undergo chemotherapy prior to getting antineoplastons have gone on to live normal, healthy lives-yet another indication that in many cases, the conventional treatments are more lethal than the disease itself

Side Effects of Chemotherapy Drugs

Here’s just a sampling of the side effects of three conventional chemotherapy drugs:

  • Doxorubicin (nick-name: Red Death)-leukemia, heart failure, infertility, mouth sores
  • Etoposide-leukemia, nerve damage, inability to fight infections
  • Cisplatin-kidney damage, hearing damage, nerve damage, infertility

Another chemo drug, Mitotane, which is derived from DDT, is also used for pediatric patients even though no studies have ever been performed to ascertain its safety or effectiveness in children.

Dr. Burzynski’s Troubles Begins…

The legal battle Dr. Burzynski found himself embroiled in over his invention is convoluted to say the least. There are many bizarre twists and turns, and I strongly urge you to watch the documentary to fully appreciate what happened.

Dr. Burzynski had tried to get the FDA to review and approve antineoplastons since 1977, to no avail. To make sure he would not get into trouble for using the experimental therapy in his practice, his legal team reviewed federal and Texas state laws, confirming that he was acting within the laws and could use antineoplastons in his own practice “to meet the immediate needs of patients,” since he was a licensed physician. Particularly if no other alternatives were available to the patient. He could not engage in interstate commerce, however, so he had to restrict the use of the drug to his home state of Texas.

But word spread, and patients started traveling to his office from out of state.

Suddenly, in 1984, he found out that agents from the Texas board of medical examiners were traveling to patients across the country trying to convince them to file charges against him.

What followed next truly challenges the rational mind.

Texas Board of Medical Examiners Try to Strip Away his Medical License

In 1988, despite not breaking any laws, and having produced more evidence than was required to show that his treatment was effective and that no harm was coming to his patients from it, the Texas medical board charged him with breaking a law that didn’t exist, claiming it was grounds for revoking his medical license.

They didn’t have a case, but kept the charges going by continuing to file slightly amended complaints, until finally, in 1993, the case went to trial. By then, 60 of Dr. Burzynski’s patients had filed a petition for the medical board to stop harassing their doctor-a petition that the board successfully eliminated from the trial by filing a motion to strike it from the record.

Testifying on Dr. Burzynski’s behalf, however, was a leading expert from none other than the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Nicholas Patronas, MD, a board certified radiologist since 1973, and the founder and chief of Neurology at the NCI. Even he recognized the absurdity of the board’s case, and put his own career on the line to testify.

The judge ruled in Dr. Burzynski’s favor, confirming that no laws had been broken.

You’d think that would be the end of it. But not so in this case.  Instead of accepting defeat, the Texas medical board filed charges against Dr. Burzynski with the Texas Supreme Court.

The Method Behind the FDA’s Madness

It eventually came to light that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had pressured the Texas medical board to revoke Dr. Burzynski’s medical license-despite the fact that no laws were broken, and his treatment was proven safe and effective.

But WHY?

It’s been stated many times that a crime can be solved simply by following the money, and this case is no exception. The FDA and the pharmaceutical industry had realized that if Dr. Burzynski’s discovery-which he owned the patent for-received a fair review, chemotherapy and radiation would rapidly dwindle into obscurity, effectively crippling the industry. Not only that, but if antineoplastons were approved, billions of dollars of cancer research funds would get funneled over to one single scientist who had exclusive patent rights…

Dr. Richard Crout, Director of the FDA Bureau of Drugs, once wrote in a 1982 newsletter:

“I never have and never will approve a new drug to an individual, but only to a large pharmaceutical firm with unlimited finances.”

It became clear that ever since 1977, when Dr. Burzynski first tried to get antineoplastons approved, the FDA had begun scheming to eliminate the threat he and his discovery posed to the entire cancer industry…

The Harassment Continues Unabated

The FDA, under the direction of Commissioner Dr. David Kessler, called no fewer than FOUR different grand jury investigations into Dr. Burzynski’s practice, despite the fact that none of the grand juries ever found him to be at fault, and no indictment ever came from any of the investigations.

But the FDA did not let up.

Finally, in 1995, just days after the final grand jury investigation, which also had found no fault, Dr. Burzynski was inexplicably indicted on charges of fraud, and 75 counts of violating federal law. If found guilty, he now faced 290 years in federal prison, and $18.5 million in fines.

A year later, in a bizarre twist brought about by congressional and public pressure, the FDA agreed to accept all of Dr. Burzynski’s patients into a series of 72 FDA-supervised phase 2 clinical trials.

1996 article in The Washington Post noted:

“The prosecution marks the first time the FDA has tried to jail a scientist for using a drug on which he is conducting FDA authorized clinical trials.”

Federal Government Spent $60 Million Trying to Bury Dr. Burzynski

This second trial cost American taxpayers a whopping $60 million just in legal fees alone-that’s not counting the cost of continually harassing him (including several raids on his office) and his patients over the preceding 11 years. Dr. Burzynski spent $2.2 million on his own defense, $700,000 of which was raised by Dr. Julian Whitaker through requests for donations in his newsletter Health & Healing.

On March 4, 1997, the judge declared it a mistrial, due to a deadlocked jury. However, after stating the government had not presented sufficient evidence in its case, he ordered that Dr. Burzynski be acquitted of 42 of the 75 counts.

But the FDA wasn’t done yet. They took him to court AGAIN!

Third Time’s the Charm…

At this point, many were becoming increasingly aware that something very bizarre and unusual was going on. Jurors from the first trial even joined patients in protests outside the courthouse. One clear-headed juror from the previous trial stated:

“Please don’t waste my money abusing the system to make sure that you maintain your power!”

On May 28, 1997, after three hours of deliberation, the jury came back with their final verdict: Not Guilty. By now you’re probably thinking that this victory surely must mark the end of the wrongful harassment of Dr. Burzynski.

But no. It gets worse.

Secret Dealings Hide True Intents

While this ongoing drama unfolded over the course of more than a decade, something even more sinister was taking place behind the scenes, unbeknownst to Dr. Burzynski and his legal counsel.

In 1989, Dr. Burzynski had retained Dr. Dvorit Samid as a research consultant, and she did a lot of work with the antineoplaston ingredients. At the time, Dr. Samid worked at the Uniformed Services Medical School in Baltimore. She later transferred to the National Cancer Institute.

By 1990-while the Texas medical board kept filing one amended complaint after the other against Dr. Burzynski, in an effort to revoke his license-he had decided that the easiest way to keep the government from putting him out of business or in prison, was to partner with a pharmaceutical company. As luck would have it, he’d treated the sister-in-law of the Chairman and CEO of Élan Pharmaceuticals, and Élan eagerly drafted a letter of intent stating they would aggressively pursue the filing of the necessary protocols with the FDA for approval and marketing of antineoplastons.

Dr. Samid began working closely with Élan on the project. But once the financing, licensing agreements and royalties had been negotiated and agreed upon, Élan suddenly changed its tune, stating they had significant doubt as to whether the active substances could be patented, which would render an agreement meaningless.

As it turns out, Élan had instead partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where Dr. Samid got the position of section chief. They then co-sponsored laboratory research and clinical trials on just one of the antineoplastons’ ingredients-an ingredient that Dr. Burzynski had NOT been able to patent due to the fact that it was already known. However, he had also already determined it to be very limited in terms of effectiveness on its own, over a decade ago.

Élan and the NCI spent tens of millions of dollars testing this single ingredient… Not surprisingly, it failed. Dr. Burzynski had already established that the ingredients must be used in combination in order to be effective. After realizing they could not duplicate the effectiveness of Dr. Burzynski’s antineoplastons, the NCI finally agreed to conduct his clinical trials under the direction of Dr. Michael Friedman.

Sabotaging Trials-Par the Course for the National Cancer Institute

How do you sabotage a clinical trial?

It’s actually easier than you might think. You’ll have to watch the film to get all the details, but in summary, the trials were closed prior to completion, and were written off with the statement “no conclusion can be made about the effectiveness or toxicity of antineoplastons.” But it was clear, based on the study data, that seven of the nine patients enrolled received NO antineoplastons whatsoever! The others received dosages that were far lower than recommended.

Adding insult to injury, in 1999, about a year after Dr. Burzynski had been acquitted a third and final time, the NCI published these invalid trials in the medical literature, citing antineoplastons as a complete failure. So sure, Dr. Burzynski was a free man; cleared of all charges and free to practice medicine, but now the National Cancer Institute had effectively undermined the credibility and commercial viability of his medical discovery…

What the film reveals next truly boggles the mind.

After the National Cancer Institute intentionally violated all protocols of their own antineoplaston trials, and after all state and federal agencies had failed in their 14-year campaign to remove Burzynski from society-after all of the dust settled-a profound truth began to emerge.

Theft and Patent Infringement-All in a Day’s Work

In October 1991-while the Texas medical board kept filing amended complaints against him in an effort to revoke his license, due to pressure from the FDA-the National Cancer Institute (NCI) had conducted a site visit to Dr. Burzynski’s clinic, and verified that “anti-tumor activity was documented by the use of antineoplastons.”

As it turns out, a mere 17 days after this visit, the United States of America as represented by “The Department of Health and Human Services,” filed a patent for antineoplastons AS2-1… one of the two antineoplastons Dr. Burzynski had already patented.

The inventor listed?

“Dr. Dvorit Samid,” Dr. Burzynski’s former research consultant. The patent states:

“The invention described herein may be manufactured, used and licensed by or for the government, for governmental purposes, without the payment to us of any royalties thereon.”

Over the next four years, while the witch-hunt to put Dr. Burzynski behind bars was in full swing, the US Government filed 10 more patents antineoplastons.

By the summer of 1995, around the time that Burzynski was indicted for fraud and 75 counts of violating federal law, Dr. Michael Friedman-who sabotaged the NCI antineoplastons trials-had left the NCI and become Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the FDA, working directly under FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler-the man responsible for dragging Dr. Burzynski in front of no less than four different grand juries a few years earlier.

In November of 1995, a month into Dr. Burzynski’s trial, where he faced 290 years in prison, the US Patent office approved the first US Government patent for antineoplastons.  Between 1995 and 2000, the US Patent office approved all 11 copycat patents on antineoplastons AS2-1…

Who Pays for Their Crimes?

By now your head is probably spinning, so let’s recap.

Dr. Burzynski developed a cancer treatment that surpassed all other treatments on the market, and the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry, and the National Cancer Institute all knew it. They also knew he was the sole owner of the patents for this therapy, and these two facts combined, threatened the entire paradigm of the cancer industry.

The cancer paradigm is based on very expensive machines and toxic drugs. There’s an enormous amount of money to be made in this paradigm, and Dr. Burzynski single-handedly threatened to overturn it.

So they tried to copy his invention using a single non-patented ingredient. It failed. The next step was to steal the whole thing right from under him. There was just one problem. They knew they couldn’t use the stolen patents as long as Dr. Burzynski walked free and had the ability to defend his rights to them… So they concocted 75 fraudulent charges to tuck him away in jail for the rest of his life.

Fortunately for us, they failed in that too.

Dr. Whitaker sums it up nicely when he says:

“How can the US Patent office be corrupted to the point they issue patents for a medical treatment that’s already been patented and issue them to someone who had nothing to do with their discovery or use? And how can the Patent office then assign these fraudulent patents to some of the most powerful institutions in the American government? And, imagine, all of this was done while these same agencies were spending millions of taxpayer dollars trying to put Dr. Burzynski in jail, so he could not fight the criminal theft of his discovery!”

As I said in the beginning, the facts of this case challenge the mind of any sane and rational person, but make no mistake about it: These things did happen, and Dr. Burzynski has all the documentation to back it up.

The US Government did harass and intimidate, and they did try to falsely imprison a brilliant scientist, simply because he’d discovered an effective cancer therapy, while simultaneously engaging in patent infringement.

Now, while this was an enormous personal hardship for Dr. Burzynski, the US Government also, through their enormous greed, in a very direct way prevented millions of cancer patients to receive a non-toxic therapy that could have saved their life. Remember, Dr. Burzynski has been trying to get antineoplastons reviewed and approved since 1977, to no avail. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to consider the cost of this criminal behavior in terms of human life, including young children.

The Deadly, But Highly Profitable, Cancer Paradigm

While the stolen patents are filled with useful information about the benefits and efficacy of antineoplastons, one statement in particular sums up the problem with the current cancer paradigm:

“Current approaches to combat cancer rely primarily on the use of chemicals and radiation, which are themselves carcinogenic and may promote recurrences and the development of metastatic disease.”

Dr. Burzynski’s therapy, as you may recall, is non-toxic, giving patients the option to at least not suffer more grievous harm from the treatment itself, in addition to a significantly greater chance of being cured.

I’m sure that whenever someone donates their hard-earned money or participates in a pink-ribbon walkathon, they believe they’re doing a good thing. They believe they’re helping fund vital cancer research that will hopefully, some day, find a cure for cancer. Little do they know that much of this money goes toward perpetuating the status quo of cancer treatment, namely highly toxic drugs and expensive machines-the same old paradigm centered around profit.

As of 2010, the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget is $5.2 billion. Dr. Burzynski cannot get a single dime of it. All of his research into antineoplastons over the past 35 years has been self-funded.

Think about that for a moment. Not one dime has been funneled toward developing one of the most promising cancer therapies to emerge in the past three decades… Are you still convinced they have your best interest at heart, and are diligently working to “find a cure for cancer”?

If you’re NOT convinced, I’d urge you to take a look at the story of alternative cancer physician Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, which has similarities to that of Dr. Burzynski. Gonzalez’ treatments are so successful that conventional physicians felt the need to shut him down.

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