However, I have been following other people’s blogs and tweets about them with interest, and it seems that despite being a company making obscene amounts of money by selling their cancer “cure” in the form of clinical trials, they have no real published results to show for it.
If you’ve never heard of Stanislaw Burzynski or his made up antineoplaston cancer therapy then read more here. In short, he invented a treatment which he sells to desperate, vulnerable, sick and dying people as a cure for all forms of cancer. Don’t just take my word for it, this is what Cancer Research UK has to say,
Some people promote antineoplaston therapy as a cancer treatment. But available scientific evidence does not support claims that antineoplaston therapy is effective in treating or preventing cancer. Antineoplaston therapy was developed by Dr. S. R. Burzynski in the 1970’s. He believes that antineoplastons are part of the body’s natural defence mechanisms against cancer and that people with cancer don’t have enough of them.
Although Dr Burzynski’s own clinic have reported positive results for these trials, no other researchers have been able to show that this type of treatment helps to treat cancer. Other researchers have criticised the way the Burzynski Clinic trials have been carried out. Despite researching this type of treatment for over 35 years, no phase 3 trials have been carried out or reported. A randomised clinical trial is the only way to properly test whether any new drug or therapy works.
The American Cancer Society say that a year’s course of treatment at the Burzynski Clinic costs between 30 and 60 thousand dollars.
I am interested in anyone that takes on this parasite, and although lots of skeptics, journalists, and bloggers have been doing so it is not that often that an ex-patient of his goes to great lengths to show him up for what he is. One such recent case is that of Lola Quinlan who, in January this year, filed a civil action against the Burzynski Clinic.
You can read some of her allegations below, or download a copy of the filing here.
I’ll be interested to see what happens with this as there are a lot of serious complaints being made, none of which will come as a surprise to people who have been opposing Burzynski’s practices for some time. The more people that are aware of this side of Burzynski’s “treatment” the better as although it’s incredibly sad to hear of people suffering with cancer, to hear of them losing all of their money through being sold false hope only makes it worse.