Tag Archive for Burzynski

Episode 2: Rather Rigged

Stopping by at 15 Credibility Street this week are our pals Bob Blaskiewicz and Karl Mamer. Because, they rock. But first, since this is Halloween, I mention ghosts. The hot news this week was not that ghosts are any more plausible or better documented than in the last 300 years but that the guy who makes…

Texas Medical Board files detailed complaint against Burzynski

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

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’

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…

Do some critical activism! Yes, you. Right now. To help cancer patients.

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.…

Burzynski gets FDA smackdown letters

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

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…

Dr. Burzynski’s very busy day

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…

Are parents who take their sick children for unproven treatments guilty of abuse?

There is medical tourism to locations that provide state of the art medical treatment and there is medical tourism to sites that promise cutting edge treatments that don’t work. This Harvard panel discusses the issue and one professor calls for drastic measures. ‘Stem cell tourism’ growing trend: Panel decries overseas clinics that provide treatments devoid…

U.K.’s National Health Service warns about unproven treatment clinics abroad

Cancer patients warned against clinics offering unproven treatments | Society | The Guardian. The government is taking the groundbreaking step of officially warning cancer patients and their families against substandard clinics – often abroad – that offer unproven treatments, following a Guardian investigation. The move follows coverage of the plight of children with neuroblastoma, a…

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

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”

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

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…

Vicious web site attacks prominent skeptic James Randi and others (UPDATE: more about what might have happened)

James “The Amazing” Randi and several prominent skeptics were outwardly defamed on a site now taken down. Did it have connections to Burzynski Clinic’s former hired online PR hit man? The website 21st Floor noted a link to their site and investigated. The 21st Floor » Blog Archive » Skeptic News: Marc Attacks?. Normally unless…

ALIVE New York conference features top notch dubious claimants

Check out this rogues gallery of dubious claimants… Speakers & Guests of ALIVE New York 2012 – Alive New York – Celebrity Health Event & Awards Show. Dr. Burzynski will share his success rate with his specialized anti-neoplaston treatment & other natural cancer treatments. Dr. Robert Young: He is the leading expert and will share the…