I just returned from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s most respected medical centers. By a quick check on PubMed, the (young) doctor I met there has about 60 publications to his name, all in well-respected journals. He’s recognized as one of the best in his field, and people come from all over the world to visit him and his colleagues for surgery.
Contrast this to the controversial clinic run by Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. His clinic claims to have a unique approach to cancer involving an experimental (and expensive) treatment he calls “anti-neoplastons”. The basis for these claims is controversial to say the least and I’ll leave it to others to go into detail.
Oh this is interesting. He points out that the clinic marketing is built upon patient anecdotes and not actual data and he mentions the “fan movies” produced by Eric Merola. He also highlights the case of the PR guy for the clinic harassing detractors, including US.
He (a doctor) says that a “search of the American Board of Medical Specialties shows that not only is Burzynski not an oncologist by the usual definitions (completing a relevant residency and fellowship in his area of practice), he’s not even a board-certified internist.” He would not refer patients to non board-certified doctors.
The author contrasts his experience between the two clinic as “could not be more different”, saying the Cleveland Clinic is “a world-class institution filled with talented researches and clinicians helping disseminate the latest research in many fields.” And, Burzynski’s as “personality-driven clinic with questionable ethical standards”
Oh, snap. Not a glowing review. But we already knew this stuff.
More on Merola, the filmmaker. Is Eric Merola issuing bogus DMCA takedown notices against critics of Stanislaw Burzynski? – Respectful Insolence.