Is this a Cure for Cancer?

Today, I came across one of the most genuinely disturbing documentaries I have ever seen. The video is disturbing because the ‘system’ – for want of a better word – appears to have been deliberately attempting to suppress the distribution of a new form of cancer treatment that has already proved itself to be nothing short of miraculous.

In this video, we see what appears to be incontrovertible evidence that patients have been completely cured of what have hitherto been categorised as incurable cancers. Yet, this doctor appears to have been pursued via the American legal system by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) who seemed hell-bent on attempting to prevent him from practicing.

At first, I found it very difficult to understand why this new treatment had not been embraced by the medical fraternity and made more widely available. It is apparently not toxic and seems to have performed extremely well in trials – you can judge for yourself from the evidence made available within the video. So why would anyone wish to prevent this doctor from practicing, especially so as more traditional treatments (chemotherapy and radiation) for serious cancers are well known to be largely ineffective?

In trying to understand the position of the FDA, I looked up the Wikipedia entry for ‘antineoplaston’ – the synthesised drug being used by this doctor in cancer treatment:

There is no convincing evidence from any randomized controlled trial that antineoplastons are useful for the treatment of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved antineoplastons for the treatment of any disease.The American Cancer Society has found no evidence that antineoplastons have any beneficial effects in cancer, and it has recommended that people do not spend money on antineoplaston treatments.[8] A 2004 medical review described this treatment as a “disproven therapy”.

The response from Dr Burzynski is included in the video. Essentially, he says, the trials of the treatment ignored his recommendations on dosage. Here is a man who has had twenty years of experience actually treating patients and apparently obtaining impressive results – so why would anyone wish to ignore his recommendations? I ask the question, not intending to suggest any particular conclusion; I am genuinely perplexed as to the motive.

Whatever the reason for apparently ignoring Dr Burzynski’s recommended ‘protocols’ concerning patient selection and dosage, cooperation between the doctor’s research institute and the NCI (National Cancer Institute) ended as a result. However, as I understand things, the treatment was eventually approved for ‘phase three’ clinical trials. I see that the video was posted at the Vimeo site one year ago which means that a cure for cancer could finally be on the horizon right now.

You can watch the video for yourself right here.

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