We have had about a dozen posts on “Houston Cancer Quack” Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski.
The fact is MANY more people think he is some kind of hero (including himself) by promoting this so-called cancer treatment antineoplastons. It’s also a fact that ANP have never been demonstrated to work as other cancer treatments have been documented. Facing continued scrutiny from the skeptical community (including ACTUAL oncologists – Burzynski is not one), and an expose of all the downfalls of the treatment (including death) by USA Today, it’s time to turn up the heat on the Burzynski clinic once again.
Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients have started a petition to encourage investigation into Dr. Burzynski’s claims and processes. The clinic has been allowed to continue operation even after being repeatedly cited for violations of FDA rules and for FAILING to advance to the next level for clinical trials. The petition also is meant to encourage the FDA to dissolve the Burzynski Research Institute’s clearly deficient Institutional Review [ethical oversight] Board and to ask for a permanent hold on any more cancer patients receiving antineoplastons and additional protection for cancer patients through legislation and FDA oversight reform.
Bob Blaskiewicz, spokesperson, tells Doubtful News :
Pro-Burzynski petitions, especially ones featuring children dying of cancer, can easily garner 100,000 signatures or more. For this reason it is vitally important for all skeptics in all countries to sign the petition. We will be taking the petition directly to Washington, D.C. to deliver to our representatives’ offices to make sure they understand exactly what the petition represents. This is just one part of a big push from a variety of skeptical organizations to make sure that the FDA lives up to its mandate and protects the most vulnerable patients from quackery.