See the leaked documents and other materials from the documentary “Second Opinion: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering”

June 2, 1974 Laetrile Meeting with Top Leaders (Minutes)

On June 2, 1974 a meeting was held at The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters. The meeting’s purpose was to discuss conducting human clinical trials using Laetrile or similar “cyanide-releasing” substances based on the overwhelmingly positive lab studies conducted by Sloan-Kettering’s Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura.

These minutes were obtained via a “Freedom of Information Act” request.

Read: June 2, 1974 Minutes from Laetrile meeting at the FDA

After all attempts to get the attention of  mainstream journalists using these leaked documents, Ralph W. Moss, PhD packaged the documents up and sent them anonymously to “The Committee For Freedom Of Choice In Cancer Therapy” – which continued to distribute them in an attempt to alert the American public of this cover-up.

Read the leaked documents package here.

1977 Second Opinion Special Report: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering

This 48-page document was written in the summer of 1977 by Ralph W. Moss, PhD and other anonymous rank-in-file employees of Sloan-Kettering. This report was written in response to the alleged “negative” findings of Sloan-Kettering’s Laetrile studies from 1973-1977. This document was also given to all in attendance of the November 1977 press conference held by Second Opinion.

Read the “Second Opinion Special Report: Laetrile At Sloan-Kettering Special” document here.

November 22, 1977 Letter to Second Opinion from Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura

While Ralph W. Moss, PhD was still an anonymous participant in Second Opinion, he sent his evaluation of Sloan-Kettering’s papers on their Laetrile studies (Special Report on Laetrile) to Dr. Sugiura, who was the lead scientist conducting the studies. This letter is Dr. Sugiura’s response to Ralph’s evaluation of his work and how Sloan-Kettering diabolically manipulated the positive data. The letter is addressed to Alec Pruchnicki, the only public “face” of Second Opinion at this time.

Read the Nov. 22, 1977 letter to Second Opinion from Dr. Sugiura

July 30, 1979 letter from Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura

Shortly after the release of this documentary, the film’s director was contacted by a man named John Pittman Hey, who had written to Dr. Sugiura regarding the laetrile cover-up back in 1979—and Dr. Sugiura responded. This is a very special and rare letter, and Mr. Hey has given us permission to post it here. It’s incredible how focused Dr. Sugiura was even at this late age – and how he steadfastly stood behind the results he found while testing Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering. It also shows what kind of man Dr. Sugiura was to write a handwritten 4-page letter to a total stranger. He wrote this letter 3 months before his death.

Read the July 30, 1979 letter from Dr. Sugiura to Mr. Hey

 

October 24, 1979 Letter to Ralph W. Moss, PhD from Linus Pauling

After Ralph was fired for exposing the Laetrile cover-up at Sloan-Kettering, he wrote a book about his experience called The Cancer Rebellion: Hope and Betrayal, that was to eventually become The Cancer Industry. Linus Pauling had some very strong words towards “The War On Cancer”.

Read the letter from Linus Pauling to Ralph W. Moss

1971 Congressional Testimony from the NCI’s Dr. Dean Burk

*This document is not included in Second Opinion, but it gives some insight to the political climate around Laetrile when the War On Cancer was first enacted. This is congressional testimony by Dr. Dean Burk, the head of the National Cancer Institute’s Cytochemistry Sector, with Congressman Symington.

Read the 1971 Congressional Testimony with Dr. Burk and Rep. Symington

 

Eric Merola Wikipedia and Photos

Eric Merola website:

http://www.ericmerola.com

Eric Merola Bio:

Eric Merola – Writer, Director and Producer

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

(Republished from the September 22, 2013 Burzynski Movie subscriber emails I received – from Eric Merola)

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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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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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.