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Turn up the heat on Burzynski

Oh, look here. Majikthyse has dug up the publicly available information on Burzynski’s proposed clinical trials, all 61 of them. Almost all of them have been neglected and abandoned, and the FDA even sent a warning to the clinic. Join in the letter writing campaign asking the FDA to investigate the Burzynski Research Institute — it looks like responsible oversight has been overlooked, and maybe a little reminder would kick up some action.

Comments

  1. Randomfactor says

    Maybe the governor of Texas would like to investigate.

    That is, if he returns the five grand the good doctor donated to his campaign first…

  2. you_monster says

    I’m sure Burzynski is sweating already, but I think we could toss a few more logs on the fire.

  3. F says

    Yes, “a warning institute to the clinic” has me intrigued. There is a long list of places to which I’d like to have a Warning Institute™ sent.

  4. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    “Warning institute”?

    You know what PZ meant. He should have said a “warning association” or “warning establishment.” Unless, of course, he was referring to the dreaded “warning conservatory.” But I doubt even PZ would be that hard.

  5. syggyx says

    Is it true that energy saving light bulbs can cause cancer and emit toxic “electric smog” around them?

  6. jefrir says

    What the fuck is “electric smog”? And what do energy saving light bulbs have to do with evil quacks abandonning research projects?

  7. docslacker says

    There is something called “Burzynski The Movie” out there, claiming this quack is some sort of antiestablishment hero who is fighting teh eeeevil FDA and touting his “treatment.” This guy makes me sick.

  8. embertine says

    ELECTRIC SMOOOOOOOOGGGG!!

    I imagine it pouring through keyholes and under doors, like Gary Oldman’s Dracula in mist form, only with crackly lightning bits inside it. AND IT IS COMING FOR YOU.

    Or, possibly, syggyx is talking codswallop again.

  9. norm says

    It’s all about stomping anyone that is doing anything innovative right?

    Who cares if people have been cured using ANTINEOPLASTONS – who cares if anyone is ever cured by cancer right? It’s all about people dying –

    nothing is better than ignoring the USA gov’t data on antineoplastons, and then saying “screw those cancer folks” – “let ‘em die!” people should only be poisoned with chemo & radiation and THEN die, the people do not deserve these “Antineoplastons” – how dare they ask for non-toxic treatment and live – fuck them!

    all who have cancer need to die like those on concentration camps like the dirty cancer-victims they are, and die from chemo, radiation and have their bodies cut apart.

    we need to tell the world that they do not deserve an “Option” – let ‘em die!

    Anyone that is cured by these urine “antineoplastons” they need to be shot! all of them!

    America is NOT free – and anyone that thinks that they deserve an option of cancer treatment—especially if they choose antineoplastons—needs to be shot on site!

    to death to all who refuse to choose chemo and radiation or surgery (except biopsies because then the burzynski clinic can analyze them) but after they do! BURN THE CANCER PATIENTS WHO RESIST!

    all cancer patients must accept their poisoned induced death!

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!

  10. Charlie Foxtrot says

    Norm,
    You’re a nerfball.

    “Evidence” – look it up, in a dictionary, and then wonder why after some 30 years of “trials” there is none that “antineoplastons” cure cancer.
    That silence is a long trail of graves of not-cured patients.
    Nerfball.

  11. TV200 says

    Norm,
    I think you can go back under the bridge now, tell them you did your best, but alas, no goats for dinner.

  12. KG says

    It’s all about stomping anyone that is doing anything innovative right? – norm the dangerous idiot

    No. It’s about preventing people suffering from a life-threatening disease being exploited by evil con-artists like those at Burxynski, and morons like you whom they have duped (I’m being generous here, assuming that’s you’re not personally profiting from the con).

  13. AsqJames says

    Norm,

    Who cares if people have been cured using ANTINEOPLASTONS – who cares if anyone is ever cured by cancer right?

    Well clearly Burzynski doesn’t, ‘cos if he did he would have completed his trials and published the results in the peer reviewed literature. If you’re so concerned about people dying of cancer (or even cancer treatment if you prefer) you shouldn’t be wasting time here. You should be trying to persuade Burzynski that he needs to share his treatment with other labs/clinics so more people can be “cured”.

    He won’t even lose out financially, he’ll keep his patent and make many times what he is now from licensing. And those awful big pharma people will lose all their chemo-therapy income. And all those nasty oncologists will either have to get on board and buy from Burzynski or lose all their business.

    Why don’t you (and Burzynski) want cancer sufferers to receive this “miracle cure”? What benefit does Burzynski get from abandoning trials and keeping such a “miracle cure” secret?

  14. docslacker says

    Hey norm, since Burzynski is such a great humanitarian, why doesn’t he offer his super-fantastic cancer cure at cost, instead of charging such huge amounts and making a nifty profit for himself?

  15. hybrid says

    It’s all about stomping anyone that is doing anything innovative right?

    No, it’s about demonstrating efficacy and preventing fraud. Scientists innovate every day. Actual scientists are itching to have their data and work peer reviewed and published, unlike quacks like Burzynski who operate in the shadows.

    Imagine how much money this fraud would make if he could demonstrate that his approach actually worked.

  16. rnilsson says

    “norm” is the same troll as Yep on Blaghag and OracIsGod on orac, c&p-ing the same c&p (and maybe elsewhere also).

  17. rnilsson says

    To continue (separately due to multiple links): Compare these comments
    norm says: 1 December 2011 at 6:22 am
    (PZ)

    Yep says: December 1, 2011 at 4:16 AM
    (Jen)

    and
    Posted by: OracIsGod | December 1, 2011 8:04 AM
    (orac)

  18. Sili says

    Is it true that energy saving light bulbs can cause cancer and emit toxic “electric smog” around them?

    No.

    This has been Simple Answers to Simple Questions, thank you for playing.

  19. dianne says

    It’s all about stomping anyone that is doing anything innovative

    If it were, Burzynski would be the last one targeted. His work is in no way effective. Indeed, it is the longest running single fraud since laetrile. You’d think he’d at least go for some originality eventually, but no, always the same old ineffective nonsense that’s been disproven so many times before.

  20. Ichthyic says

    who cares if anyone is ever cured by cancer right?

    O.o

    uh, I’m sure cancer might actually cure *something* (as a side effect?), but all that comes to mind is that it cures one of being alive.

  21. Mal Adapted says

    Over at Orac’s,a commenter ‘nymed “American Guild of Variety Bots” has created an “OIGbot” to mock OIG/Yep/Norm’s childish comments. He’s turned shit into gold!