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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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 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trailer Burzynski: Part II released 2013

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

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

Eric Merola with Dr. Mehmet Oz (interview with Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and Eric Merola)

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business interview and review.

About the documentary:

ABOUT BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART I (2010/2011):

Burzynski, the Movie is an internationally award-winning documentary originally released in 2010 (with an Extended Edition released in 2011) that tells the true 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 & Drug Administration in American history.

His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski’s gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970’s called Antineoplastons, which have currently completed Phase II FDA-supervised clinical trials in 2009 and has been given permission by the FDA to begin the final phase of FDA testing–randomized controlled clinical trials.

When Antineoplastons are approved, it will mark the first time in history a single scientist, not a pharmaceutical company, will hold the exclusive patent and distribution rights on a paradigm-shifting medical breakthrough.

Antineoplastons are responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of terminal cancer. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film who chose these medicines instead of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation – with full disclosure of medical records to support their diagnosis and recovery – as well as systematic (non-anecdotal) FDA-supervised clinical trial data comparing Antineoplastons to other available treatments—which is published within the peer-reviewed medical literature.

One form of cancer – diffuse, intrinsic, childhood brainstem glioma has never before been cured in any scientifically controlled clinical trial in the history of medicine. Antineoplastons hold the first cures in history – dozens of them. [Pediatric Drugs – 2006[ANP – PubMed 2003] [ANP – PubMed 2006] [ANP – Cancer Therapy 2007] [Rad & other – PubMed 2008] [Chemo/Rad – PubMed 2005] 

This documentary takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, 14-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons.

Dr. Burzynski resides and practices medicine in Houston, Texas. He was able to initially produce and administer his discovery without FDA-approval from 1977-1995 because the state of Texas at this time did not require that Texas physicians be required to adhere to Federal law in this situation. This law has since been changed.

As with anything that changes current-day paradigms, Burzynski’s ability to successfully treat incurable cancer with such consistency has baffled the industry. Ironically, this fact had prompted numerous investigations by the Texas Medical Board, who relentlessly took Dr. Burzynski as high as the state supreme court in their failed attempt to halt his practices.

Likewise, the Food and Drug Administration engaged in four Federal Grand Juries spanning over a decade attempting to indict Dr. Burzynski, all of which ended in no finding of fault on his behalf. Finally, Dr. Burzynski was indicted in their 5th Grand Jury in 1995, resulting in two federal trials and two sets of jurors finding him not guilty of any wrongdoing. If convicted, Dr. Burzynski would have faced a maximum of 290 years in a federal prison and $18.5 million in fines.

However, what was revealed a few years after Dr. Burzynski won his freedom, helps to paint a more coherent picture regarding the true motivation of the United States government’s relentless persecution of Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D.

Note: When Antineoplastons are approved for public use, it will allow a single scientist to hold an exclusive right to manufacture and sell these medicines on the open market—potentially leaving the pharmaceutical industry absent in profiting from the most effective gene-targeted cancer treatment the world has ever seen. 

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Watch the trailers for Burzynski: Part 1:

BURZYNSKI SKEPTIC – Intro to the Sociopathic Ranting of Bigotry and Hate by the anti-Burzynski Astroturf / “Skeptics” (aka “Thought Police/Status Quo Chauvinists”)

UPDATED MARCH 9, 2014:

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Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic.

What is an Astroturf Campaign?

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message (e.g. political, advertising, or public relations) to give the appearance of it coming from a disinterested, grassroots participant. Astroturfing is intended to give the statements the credibility of an independent entity by withholding information about the source’s financial connection. The term astroturfingis a derivation of AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass.

The Skeptics are the Sheriff’s Department of the “Thought Police”. Not be to be confused with the genuine Skeptics like Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson — these people exposed in this blog are those who hide behind the Skeptic Movement as a medium for their paid propaganda. Not all of them, but those at the top are paid, while feeding their blithering nonsense to their “followers”, very cult-like. The followers just blindly believe in whatever they say, without researching anything. Not exactly the behavior of a Skeptic huh? Pretty embarrassing for them, but hey, people are pretty stupid and will believe anything their trusted peers say without verifying any of it! The Skeptics in this blog care not about Science, that care not about Research, they care only about destroying any scientific innovation that threatens the current status quo. They are there to protect the “establishment” and like its name, it is “established” and it not open to change.

The very idea that they identify themselves as “Skeptics” is one of the most hilarious, yet sad, oxymorons set forth in our society.

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UK’s Dianthus Medical (Adam Jacobs) PAID Pharma consultant shill & professional Astroturfer against any new competing science and technology, primarily on twitter — pretends he does it without getting paid! Visit his consulting website here: http://dianthus.co.uk/

Using terms like “rape” to relate to a life-saving scientist isn’t uncommon either:

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Bob Blaskiewicz, the creator of the bizzarely perverted death list known as the “other Burzynski patient group” & the internet’s leading astroturfing sociopath and troll apparently got a raise and created a FAKE twitter account in Dr. Burzynski’s name (Bob quickly yanked it down out of fear of being sued into homelessness and losing his other “cover job” allegedly “teaching english” to children):

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He also makes rude videos too, here is a screenshot:

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Guy Chapman, another professional Astroturfer against anything of scientific innovation that competes with the status quo, pretends to not know how to spell “astroturfing“.

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This tweet above is quite comical. “Guy Chapman” is the “Editor in Chief” and lead Gate Keeper to the “Burzynski Clinic” Wikipedia page. He is a dangerous and well-paid sociopath, much like Orac/Gorski and Bob Blaskiewicz. If you are wondering why the Wikipedia Page on “Burzynski” reads like a North Korea Tourist brochure, ask Guy Chapman. 

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Notice PHIL HARRIS’ tweet. Racism is also common with the personalities the industry hires to carry out this dirty work. Sort of like hiring a professional hit man, these are not nice people. Imagine how deranged a human being must be to sit around all day getting paid to insult cancer patients on twitter and anyone practicing the concept of “thinking for yourself”. It’s right out of the policies of Mein Kampt.

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Bob Blaskiewicz bragging just before he and his paid wanna-be Nazi cronies apparently hacked the Burzynski Clinic webpage. 

 

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Robert “Bob” Blaskiewicz is an unbridled sociopath who sadly teaches English to children (if their parents only knew)  – which is hilarious that he claims to teach “science” (lying pathologically is a part of the package of a sociopath like Bob)-  he spends all day, every day, 7 days a week, nearly 24 hours a day following internet alerts to fight anyone online who finds out about Dr. Burzynski, a Burzynski patient, or anyone that dares talk about stepping outside of the status quo in regards to trying to save their own life (think Holocaust prisoner seeing an open door to the bunker, and Robert “Bob” Blaskiewicz is the guy that is secretly working for Hitler that says “oh no, you need to stay here, you will be fine if you stay here.” If you encounter this lunatic online, steer clear, unless you are ready to enter a realm of nonsensical, illogical, crazy neo-nazi style fireworks of fear, hate and unbridled bigotry.

Robert “Bob” Blaskiewicz is also the lunatic behind the cancer death list called “the other burzynski patient group” – He’s a very unstable and sick person.

Skeptics are nasty name-callers

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Peter Bowditch aka “Rat Bags” is one of the meanest, sociopaths out there on the internet in regards to harassing people suffering from cancer. Dr. David Gorski aka Orac and Blob Blaskiewicz do not hold a candle to this guy. Orac/Gorski and Blob wish they would have been a part of Hitler’s SS brigade—but Peter Bowditch, he wishes he could be SATAN himself.  Ratbags_CallsLauraInventedStoryScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.03.20 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.03.59 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.04.20 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.06.33 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.07.15 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.09.49 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.27.55 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.28.04 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.28.12 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.49.37 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.50.44 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.52.24 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.53.08 AMScreen shot 2012-11-07 at 2.54.24 AM

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“Dr.” David Gorski is the highest paid of them all. Writing under two names #1 “Dr.” David Gorski (where he pretends to not be a hateful bigot); and #2 “ORAC” where under his fake name, unleashes a fury of paid bigotry and hate unmatched by the late Adolf Hitler. 

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Just a small collection of the ranting tweets of hate from the Astroturf campaign known as “The Skeptics” towards scientific innovation that competes with the status quo, with a heavy focus on Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and any of his patients. The Cancer Industry relies on such campaigns coupled with their Guerrilla-style internet vandalism tactics to highjack the search engines with slanted, biased, straw man, and often falsified information. You will notice they will never address a root argument. They rely only on bigoted and Chauvinist remarks, feeding on the fear in people – instead of rational and reasonable discussion. It is only a matter of time before they begin picketing the funerals of cancer patients. 

I read this quote on The Burzynski Movie Facebook page recently, and though it was quite fitting for this post:

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

• RELATED ARTICLE: WIKIPEDIA ASTROTURFING (wikipedia)

• Example Astroturfing consulting firm  Dianthus Medical