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USA Today tackles Burzynski again – His lawyer makes ludicrous assertion

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Earlier this month, we posted the story of how controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski was under fire once again from the Texas state medical board citing a long list of complaints regarding his practice in Houston using a dubious, unproven cancer treatment. Now, USA Today, who did a huge expose on Dr. B, is back…

Texas Medical Board files detailed complaint against Burzynski

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The screws continue to be tightened on “Houston Cancer Quack” Stanislaw Burzynski. Burzynski’s clinic has been the focus of very many serious allegations of violations from the state, FDA, and from diligent skeptics who know snake oil when they see it. Burzynski advocates a treatment, antineoplastons, which has not been demonstrated to work even after the…

Skeptics give FDA a smack upside the head about Burzynski

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The Center for Inquiry has requested in a letter to the head of the Food and Drug Administration requesting a reversal on its decision to green-light clinical trials of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. Stop Burzynski’s Dangerous Cancer Treatments, Science Advocates tell FDA | Center for Inquiry. The letter can be read here [PDF]. It states: It is our understanding…

Burzynski to continue trials as FDA says ‘OK’

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Disappointing, short-sighted, rather stupid, and not consumer friendly. That’s how I would characterize this latest news that discredited, controversial, and quackerific Dr. Stan Burzynski is allowed to pursue trials. The only positive in this is HE WILL ACTUALLY DO TRIALS which is better than he’s done before. We’ll see. FDA gives controversial doc green light…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

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Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

It continues: Fundraiser for future Burzynski bill

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And Burzynski marches on… Nashua Uno Pizzeria fundraiser to aid Hudson girl with cancer – NashuaTelegraph.com. The manager of a Nashua pizza restaurant is the latest to join the groundswell of support for 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe, the Hudson girl battling an aggressive brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The newest fundraiser comes as the…

Burzynski gets FDA smackdown letters

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The parade of bad press and trouble for Stanislaw Burzynski is sweet music to proponents of science-based medicine as Dr. B gets his ass handed to him by the FDA. FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a strongly worded warning letter to a controversial Houston physician, Stanislaw Burzynski,…

Panorama show to feature Burzynski cancer treatment story

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Whoa, boy, Stan. Look out. The British expose program Panorama takes a look into the Burzynski clinic selling an unproved cancer “cure”. Panorama | Cancer: Hope for Sale? – Panorama | Radio Times. Reporter Richard Bilton investigates a doctor’s controversial claims to have developed an alternative cancer treatment. Dr Stanislaw Burzynski’s methods have been dismissed…

When pigs fly: Pigasus awards bestowed on the deserved

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The honors were given yesterday, April Fools’ Day. JREF’s Pigasus Awards “Honors” Dubious Peddlers of “Woo”. Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous promoters, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek…

Dr. Burzynski’s very busy day

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Dr. Burzynski is very busy today…It’s his birthday too. BURZYNSKI CRITICS HAND CONTROVERSIAL DOCTOR A “BIRTHDAY PRESENT” Skeptical group says the 70-year old peddles unproven cancer treatments to desperate patients This morning, a group calling itself Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients (SPCP) has delivered controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski a birthday present: a…

Skeptical activism project gears up to collect for children’s hospital

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Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients aims to make a big donation in the name of infamous cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski. Happy Birthday, Dr. Burzynski! In honor of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Our…

Medical Board case against Burzynski dismissed

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Cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski has had a case pending against him from the Texas Medical Board. Burzynski operates a cancer treatment clinic that has come under high scrutiny for its unproven methods, lack of published studies, high cost and ethical considerations. This is bad news. This was posted on Facebook: Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s Four…

Seeking experimental treatments: There is a difference between conventional trials and unconventional clinics

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An unusually balanced piece about cancer treatment options that makes a whole lot of sense even if it paints Burzynski’s treatment a bit too rosy. It’s more about seeking out those genuine trials that may be appropriate, why people will go far and why they are willing to try. Faced with a terminal diagnosis, North…

Burzynski gets warning from FDA: Stop promoting your treatment as “safe” and “effective”

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The U.S. FDA has sent a letter to the Burzynski Research Institute to cease claiming that their brain tumor treatment, antineoplastons, are safe and/or effective for the purposed for which they are being investigated. In other words, Burzynski’s claims on websites and promotional materials that this treatment WORKS is a violation because supposed to be…

Another black mark of shame for Burzynski

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Orac and Bob Blaskiewicz team up to expose another black mark on the Burzynski cancer clinic. These are hard stories to take because someone died trying. She believed this treatment would work. There is no excuse for those who led her to believe that. Stanislaw Burzynski fails to save another patient I’m sure you recall…