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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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:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/antineoplastons/healthprofessional/page5

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)


 

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.

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…

June 11, 2011  – VIEW THIS ENTRY ON MERCOLA.COM 
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By Dr.Mercola

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.

June 11, 2011  – VIEW THIS ENTRY ON MERCOLA.COM