Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

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Burzynski is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food an Drug Administration in American history.

His victorious battles with the United States government were centered on Dr. Burzynski's belief in and commitment to his gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970's called Antineoplastons, which have currently completed Phase II FDA-supervised clinical trials in 2009 and could begin the final phase of testing in 2011-barring the ability to raise the $25 million to fund the first one.

When Antineoplastons are approved, it will mark the first time in history a single scientist, not a pharmaceutical company, will hold the exclusive patent and distribution rights on a paradigm-shifting, life-saving medical breakthrough. Antineoplastons are responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of terminal cancer. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film that chose his treatment instead of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation - with full disclosure of original medical records to support their diagnosis and recovery.

One form of cancer - diffuse, intrinsic, childhood brainstem glioma has never before been cured in any experimental clinical trial in the history of medicine. Antineoplastons hold the first cures in history - dozens of them. Burzynski takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, 14-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons.

However, what was revealed a few years after Dr. Burzynski won his freedom, helps to paint a more coherent picture regarding the true motivation of the U.S. government's relentless prosecution of Stanislaw Burzysnki.

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Emmet Tov
Emmet Tov
4 years ago

Not all of Burzynski's patients live. That is to be expected as cancer has many causes and takes many forms. What astonishes me are Burzynski's critics who want to hold up the failures while completely ignoring the fact that many of Burzynski's patients are stage-4 and other treatment avenues have been completely exhausted. In other words, many of the survivors treated by Burzynski would be DEAD had they taken the traditional route. It's sad that not all cancers can be cured yet. However, Burzynski has a proven track record of successes that put his detractors to shame. If you want to question his methods based on those who do not live - then you need to take the EXACT SAME APPROACH to judging those institutions that fail at much higher rates that the Burzynski clinic does! Then, see who is your best survival bet!

SCAM!!!!
SCAM!!!!
5 years ago

It is a proven scam. Please do your research. FDA doesn't control the world. Cancer is a world wide problem and contrary to what you see on youtube, there is no cure for Cancer. Whats more most european countries treat cancer with government funds, so they have interest in curing cancer and spending less on chimio and hospital money. What is really sad is that some are so desperate for a cure they fall for this quack doctors (The billionaire Dr. Burzynski charge roughly 120 000$ for a treatment that requires very inexpensive equipment) instead of getting treatment from a doctor. Indeed, many Cancers are curable when found early

Petra Idalia Hernandez
Petra Idalia Hernandez
5 years ago

I used to be proud of being an American. What a mess with the Law system and its impossible money-making bureaucracy.
No humanism, no morals, no nothing except $ad infinitum

sherry miller
sherry miller
6 years ago

I have terminal ovarian cancer and wish that this treatment was offered here. It is a sin that the drug companies control our medical schools, the F.D.A. and our doctors! Why is that conflict of interest allowed here? What cancer patients have to endure in treatment is inhuman!!!

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

The bible & religion have absolutely nothing to do with it. It's science. Stop being so narrow minded you stupid puppets. The bible is a fictional story.

Nuunyabusiness
Nuunyabusiness
7 years ago

Alot of these post have nothing to do with this documentary. I'm in the medical field. I cannot say what I do, but i'm very familiar with oncology and it's protocol. These are some facts. 1. Most FDA commissioners are either former executives from Big Pharma or receive executive positions with Big Pharma after leaving the FDA. 2. 40% of the FDA budget is paid for by Big Pharma. yes, it's quit true, you can look it up. 3. The FDA does not allow an individual to create, market , or sell a drug regardless of efficacy and effectiveness. If you are not a big pharm co. you cannot get FDA approval even if you somehow get the ridiculous amount of money that is needed for trials. 4. Most of the budget of "Cancer research" from any of the Large 501c nonprofits (American cancer society, National Cancer Institute, Susan Komen foundation) are minuscule compared to what they spend in advertising for donations and what they list as Education. 5. Out of that minuscule amount that does go into "Cancer Research" it goes into the two modalities that have about an overall success rate of 5% or less. So they are essentially pumping money into drugs and treatments that do not work. (hence the sum of money put into research compared to what they take in annually. ) 6. Oncology Drugs are one of the biggest money makers for Big Pharma if not thee number 1. 7. Doctors are paid commissions on Oncology drugs that they prescribe to their patients. (NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST THERE RIGHT) Yes, you can read pay schedules on onco drugs on pharma websites that say "for physicians". Although they might have made that more secure nowadays. But it used to be readily avail for anyone's access. 8. IF cancer was cured with it never will be, they might find an effective treatment, but never a cure because...well, there's just no money in any cure. Would you make more money from selling someone a dairy cow, or selling lots of people the milk from said cow? Anyway, if cured, (somehow) An entire section of medicine disappears overnight. Oncology is gone right? with a cure, you can just go to your GP and get the cure. The most profitable drugs on the market for big pharma is no longer needed and their stock prices will plummet. Ok, so the last part of this might be speculation, but the first 7 are facts. I'm not making these things up. And Lastly, if the FDA thought that Dr. Burzinski's antineoplastons therapy was too dangerous, why did they basically give to thumbs up to the National Cancer Institute to go through with trials of their own version of the medication (which they basically stole from Dr. B through a former research assistant.) So, the NCI's meds are safe, but Dr. B's are not? I'm just saying, Stuff just doesn't seem to add up. I'm not saying Dr. B has the magic bullet to curing cancer. But does it seem highly suspect that the FDA has the best interest of Big Pharma and not the public? It sure seems that way.

john
john
8 years ago

USA is a very sick country... unfortunately, the rest of the world follows her like a blind man

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Big Pharma is just FRAUD. radiation for cancer treatment is stupid, it just gives patients a lobotomy which makes them stupid so they can go along with stupid doctors and their Nazi death sentence, the fake cancer drugs.

a_no_n
a_no_n
9 years ago

This documentary is full of Lies.

It misrepresents scientific findings and tries to give the impression that Burzinski has performed clinical trials under the supervision of the FDA. This is a LIE. None of Burzinski's trials have ever been supervised by an independent or outside body, and whenever anybody has tried to peer review his trials by copying them, they have all seen wildly different results.

This only ever happens when the person who made the original study is either lying or grossly incompetent.

Considering the efforts this "documentary" makes to mislead it's audience i'm guessing that in Burzinski's case it was the former rather than the latter.

James Peters
James Peters
9 years ago

The patents have long run out, pharma could easily make their own versions of his drugs. Also he has never published all 60+ Phase I & II trial data, why?. Major pharma companies are very keen to make deals with smaller companies. Roche has just inked a deal worth up to $555 million to work with India's Curadev Pharma on cancer treatments that use the body's immune system to combat tumors. Then there is Dr. Hidaeka Tsuda who demonstrates that antineoplastons don't work against colon cancer The trial failed to find any effect of antineoplastons on overall survival (OS) or relapse-free survival. That's a negative trial in any book, regardless of other findings.

Mercedes
Mercedes
9 years ago

What Courageous, Awesome, Wonderful man!!! Good job for standing against the Pharmaceutical companies

James Peters
James Peters
9 years ago

He has had over 35 years to publish all his Phase I & II trial data. He also charges people $100-200,000 a years for his drugs. This says all you need to know

Milk
Milk
9 years ago

The fact that I have never heard of Dr. Burzynski until now means that the FDA has won in the end, even if they haven't legally shut him down.....and this is a very, very sad thing.

Amyg Dula
Amyg Dula
9 years ago

@thesheep888:disqus. you may consider doing some research instead of just posting disputing comments. take some time and read Dr Mary's Monkey by Edward T. Haslam and learn about where this cancer is coming from in the first place. i don't wish cancer on anyone, tho if you ever find yourself at a crossroads & have to decide between allopathic options & alternative, may i recommend that you don't sit around waiting for someone to show you 'scientific documentations' of alternative/homeopathic options, because the AMA/FDA (monsanto-Michael Taylor, if you must) stifles by threats of loss of licensure or blacklists those who publicly divulge anything other than FDA approved protocols. which are intended SOLELY to reap $$$$$ for pharmaceutical companies, or should i say 'those who have financial interest' in keeping people UNhealthy. good luck

newgeneration
newgeneration
10 years ago

This system that we live in doesn't help people in any way but only to step on each other, go behind each others back to get to the top. The people who have power are the ones who are on top of the pyramid. Their only interest is to gain even more power. Our lives, our health, our education doesn't mean crap to the government, to congress or to any of the higher uppers. Dr. Burzynski is a man who truly fights for what is right. He fights for the sake of our health, us citizens. Just by hearing that the government along with the industries who oppose him and his discovery makes me to strongly believe how corrupt this system is and the only interest of any of these men is money and control over the people. It is pathetic of how low they are willing to go for their sake of their own interest. I hope that one day all of us citizens can join together to bring about change in the world and through this system to the abyss. I am thankful that their are some people who fight for what is TRULY RIGHT. People need to know the truth and most of all realized the horrific things that are not presented to the public.

Goodtidings11 .
Goodtidings11 .
10 years ago

Love this determination...but it is inaccurate to say 'first cures in history'---there have been may suppressed cancer cures, dating back 80 years....Rife for one.

Rainy Karcher
Rainy Karcher
10 years ago

im sorry but if your life was going to end because of cancer, i have a feeling you would do ANYTHING to save it. Proof? The proof is all of the people who testified on his behalf not to mention the living children that are still alive today thanks to him. Over the edge you suck.

CharliePeters
CharliePeters
10 years ago

BP GMO fuel affect the water?

David Graham
David Graham
10 years ago

At the end of the day it's about maintaining the right to choose for myself which treatments, if any, I wish to take! I don't trust anyone in whom I feel does not have my best interest at heart and I will not be forced by government or anyone to make those choices for me.

shay J
shay J
10 years ago

I just add to add one more thing...who in their right mind would say this poor dr has gone through 14 years of FDA harassment for money. No way....what a nightmare. No one withstands that type of persecution unless there is a serious passion to help people.

shay J
shay J
10 years ago

Baffling that so many viewers are so quick to discount alternative treatment? Big Pharma has largely won over the minds of the American people, turning us against each other as we strive to protect the precious sacred cows of medicine. You would think people would be dying (no pun intended) to find something that actually works. Right now if your diagnosed with terminal cancer there is very little hope for long term survival. Even Steve Jobs with all his money could not find a cure that modern medicine has to offer. I for one am sick of people around me dying of cancer. There must be another way and if we don't open our minds to the possibilities we will never find a cure. Radiation and chemo have had their 30 years and so far the results are dismal.

Tina Williams
Tina Williams
10 years ago

For those of you who don't believe this film, watch American Addiction on Netflix, then you might think twice. I believe all of it.

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

This is a very one-sided documentary interviewing all his supporters and survivors. You only need to just go onto Wikipedia to read his methods are highly controversial and none of his trials have had published results.

Leslie Payne Simmons-Hale
Leslie Payne Simmons-Hale
10 years ago

When I watch something like this, I always am wondering who is making the money. Where is the money going and to whom?

mycial
mycial
10 years ago

What most Americans & other countries do not know that there's an agenda to depopulate this planet of 80%. Now I've stated that because if you just investigate the term depopulation you would go so far down the toilet you would not come back. If the secret society wants good health in people they would stop posing the air, food & water & stop the vaccinations that has antifreeze inside of them. Could you imagine a world that people do not work in secret laboratories to invent AIDS cancers, & live viruses to kill a population of people. Could you imagine a world that your milk doesn't have hormones vaccines & poisons, your meat that you eat are killing you. The animals are sick & were digesting it. The secret WORLD wants all of us on top to die, while they have technology to cure anything. It's more of us than them but people aren't aware of there presences. Cancer is big money, that's why you must eat 90% plant base diet stop the soda, fast foods please unplug yourself from their hold. If you want to see 2020 without having some type of disease. Thanks, take care.

usedtobesupermom
usedtobesupermom
10 years ago

It's about the money PROFITS that big pharma doesn't want to lose.Chemo kills 7 out of 10 cancer patients - many don't die from the cancer but instead from the treatment.
Chemo & radiation do irreversible damage to the body. The side effects are HORRIBLE. To top it off ALL the drugs used in chemo are carcinogens -they CAUSE cancer. Radiation causes cancer.

usedtobesupermom
usedtobesupermom
10 years ago

big pharma and the FDA are MURDERERS! This has happened to many others who have cured cancer.

Su'ana Mompittseh
Su'ana Mompittseh
11 years ago

Thank you for this...It is one of the most honest films I have seen. I am not surprised by the FDA and NCI actions, or the pharmaceuticals.
The entire medical field is corrupt and tends to use the general public for their testing, without public consent.
I am very glad they did not win, and I will be passing this on to Everyone I know, especially those with cancer.

sysadminpgh
sysadminpgh
11 years ago

It's not ONLY cancer treatments that the FDA "kills" to protect drug companies and others. There are treatments for pain that the drug companies lobby the FDA hard to stop. Some with zero side-effects... They want people addicted to their crappy drugs.

wwwqueen
wwwqueen
11 years ago

Ah, yes, but the FDA has to approve those treatments in order for insurance companies to cover them. There are several treatments being used successfully in clinics around the world that you can't get in the US because the FDA blocks them, either by deliberately messing with the research protocols as they did with Burzynski's phase II trials, and which the NIH has finally admitted said trial protocols were tampered with. President Reagan went to Germany for (successful) cancer treatment on the QT while he was President. Meanwhile, just remember, my money follows my mouth. I too have cancer, a very serious form of leukemia. I am using an alternative treatment because I believe the conventional "cure" would hurt a lot more than it would help. And, I am still alive approximately 8 months longer now than I should have been; still active and taking care of myself rather than bedridden with extreme pain. I choose to live, but not at any cost. If they hadn't managed to pass a law that Burzynski's treatment cannot be funded with any federal dollars (medicare IS federal) I would be using Burzynski's treatment rather than what I am currently using. If the FDA hadn't banned the use of the heat treatments they use in Germany, I would be using that. If I had the money to go to a Mexican or Japanese clinic, I would be going there. Since I have none of those options, I use Medicare to finance blood transfusions and testing, and depend on my own limited funds to purchase supplements that MAY cure, but certainly will not harm, and are certainly delaying deterioriation and death.

Carmen Elliott
Carmen Elliott
11 years ago

I thought it was great I'm trying to send it to my family on facebook?

G.m. Jackson
G.m. Jackson
11 years ago

"The whole scheme was targeted at stealing Dr. Burzynski's patent on antineoplaston therapy."

I find that hard to believe. What value is an antineoplaston patent when the treatment has been disparaged by the same folks who allegedly stole it? If I claim that cure A is bad and the inventor should be put in prison, would anyone buy that cure from me if I stole it? I think not.

conspiracygirl
conspiracygirl
11 years ago

This film was produced by an infomercial company. Just sayin'....

wwwqueen
wwwqueen
11 years ago

Well, I am not able to use Dr. Burzynski's treatment because I am 72, retired and have medicare and a supplement. The supplement will not pay for any treatment that medicare will not cover, and a law was passed specifically precluding ANY federal monies, or monies from any organization that relies on federal funding, from going to Dr. Burzynski's research. They should be inundating this research with federal support. BTW, I understand that if one has Blue Cross insurance, (the regular insurance) they cover about 60% of the cost of Burznski's treatment.

BUT, I am still around and reasonably healthy four months after diagnosis when the prognosis for acute myeloid leukemia says I should have passed away within 6-8 weeks of diagnosis. I am still around because I bought a book called Outsmart Your Cancer (which you can buy on Amazon(.)com), and found out that there are many roads to helping and/or curing cancer patients that are less harmful than most conventional cancer treatment.

I am now using Protocel - if you get the book, you will find that it is sold as a supplement because the FDA was unwilling to follow through on any research (again, because it cannot be patented). This treatment has a pretty long history of successful treatment of many different cancers.

To good health for you and your families.

Bob Blaskiewicz
Bob Blaskiewicz
11 years ago

My understanding is that Burzynski had a trial going on with the FDA at the same time the prosecutor was asking for its cooporation. The FDA decided to proceed with the trial and left the prosecution hanging (yeah, they're after him). Then that trial fell apart. Of course, the "documentary" was done by an ad man, so there is that.

francisco sa
francisco sa
11 years ago

No surprise. The "biggest democracy" of the world is so fake, nothing but a myth. I'm not muslin if you want to know.

Jennysf Mulcair
Jennysf Mulcair
11 years ago

This documentary really shows the corruption of the Government and the FDA.
Cancer kills so many people in the world and Burzynski has shown a lot of evidence that his medicine helps. His cure should have been a miracle but this documentary shows that the government and the FDA are only interested in money and not the health of the people. This really angers and enrages me. I think it is so sad that people who have cancer are not been giving the chance to fight for the lives and not given the opportunity to survive and beat cancer. Kemo-therapy only causes pain and suffering, shocking to discover that the fater of the identical twin at the start had to use GLOVES TO CHANGE HIS DAUGHTER NAPPY). SHOCKING! I think the people of the United States should stand up to the government.

pickles
pickles
11 years ago

If not every pathogen, and including "cancer" mutants, hydrogen peroxide destroys them. Dead. Why? Pathogen microbes die in the presence of free oxygen, as healthy cells and microbes use and benefit from free oxygen. H2O2 has that free oxygen particle that easily detaches and joins to oppositely-charged pathogen bodies, destroying their nucleus. Tumors are no exception.

susan
susan
12 years ago

Greed and arrogance stop the human population from evolving. My brother was just diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. The oncologist had such arrogant behavior! She was more focused on showing us how smart she was and how many chemical receptors she knew by name. She did not connect with my brother and did not explain the reality of this disease to him. It is a tragedy that cures could be lurking right around the corner, only to be stopped by the red tape and brick walls made of human greed.

Sherilyn Veropalumbo
Sherilyn Veropalumbo
12 years ago

Michael, I am so sorry. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to be told you have cancer. I just watched this documentary and felt like I and everyone else needed to do something about it. "Those people" in power don't do anything about it until everyone in the US is ready to take them out of their places.

You should also watch FORKS OVER KNIVES. This is about the FDA controlling the foods we eat that are for sell since we don't all have gardens any more, and the drugs that are controlled by them.

Michael
Michael
12 years ago

I've been recently diagnosed with cancer and was given the options for radiation or chemo. My cancer is not as severe as most that are mentioned in the film but, still, to be told that I need Chemo or Radiation for treatment is a horrible thought to digest! After watching this film I became even more pissed!!!
It's such a shame that a person discovering a cure to be harassed for saving lives. I just don't get this world sometimes? I guess the bottom line here is Jack, that "Money corrupts absolutely"

r8r1
r8r1
12 years ago

i too am appalled with whats going on here...My Country, this United States of America! Question is....Where is the American public??? are we reduced to whining, internet posting scared little people. Time to stand up to the machine! where is the Rebel in us that made this country great! from the times of our countries fore fathers, and most of you posting are too young for this, but to the times of Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, even Che'...the Revolution is NOW!!! I've seen the little Spark in the "Occupy" movements, BUT...it just seems WE are afraid to hurt or loose here. WE MUST FIGHT!!!!! Like in the DOC"S scene when the Immigrant said that not even an EVIL Communist Dictator prevented Doctors from such progress in his Former country of Romania. In closing, i will leave you with a great quote for all of us to think about; "My Fellow Americans, Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do For YOUR Country." JFK.

PS;GOD help us ALL!

ellegoatrus
ellegoatrus
12 years ago

I think there are a lot of intelligent people making comments but many are shooting from the hip. Many of the commenters questions are answered in the documentary itself. Watch the video again.

Some of the monies ( I believe $700 000) for his (Burzinski's) legal fees (2.2 mil) were raised by another doctor. So obvously he's not making a lot of personal profit off his treatments. I'm sure it's quite costly to produce these as he has his own lab making it not a large company with many resources producing many other pharmaceuticals at the same time.

He has not said he has a cure for all cancers but another method to reduce and or even eliminate tumors and some cancers that the majority of the medical profession have deemed untreatable.He even says that it does not work for everyone, about 25% which is much, much more than conventional radiation and chemotherapy can offer THESE untreatable people not all people with cancer. I see many people die and most of them do not have any quality of life. Sometimes its not about the cure but the extra bit of time families can have togeather and the quality of life during that time that is more important.

Not all cancers are treated the same way some even use multiple methods together. For example breast cancer: surgery, radiation and or chemo.

Retrials only work if they are replicated. Different doses and different cancers will not have the same results.

Some have suggested he move to a different country to continue his trials. Life is not that simple. We don't know his personal situation. We all can't move everytime something doesn't go our way. Change would never come about.

I work in the medical field and am also furthering my education in the same field and YES there is always an agenda, it is always business first people second and for those of you who do not see it that way then I'm afraid its too late for you to see outside the box but that's ok because it only takes one. One person can make a difference.

I hope that one day I can help to bring about change in these fields as did many of our fore fathers.

Jordan J. Caron
Jordan J. Caron
12 years ago

First time commentor here but a huge fan of documentaries.

Thanks very much for the upload. Last night I watched the Thrive Movement doc and it seems this issue is the same facing new energy. There's too much money at stake.

Every issue we face as a planet involves money and it's depressing. Especially when there is a better future for us waiting around the corner. What's even more depressing is how unconscious people are in the world today. I will post this video on my Facebook page and I can guarantee no one will gives to shits. They're more concerned with some sporting event or TV show which are in place to blind them for truth.

It has been a pleasure to read all comments in this thread and I look forward to having and sharing in many discussions in the other threads and docs on this site.

Joe
Joe
12 years ago

FDA......F****** Damned Agency!!!

Scott Whitaker
Scott Whitaker
12 years ago

I am amazed how high up the tyranny is regarding this issue. Burzynski is so lucky to be alive! I would be driving a bullet proof sedan if I were him indeed because people who make to many waves with big brother or with government agencies, concerning big big BIG money have a way of disappearing. Seriously, this doctor is so lucky he hasn't gone missing, and been featured on Unsolved Mysteries. We need a cure for the biggest baddest cancer of all and let me assure you of this, it will never ever go in remission or be healed...The United States Government! I was deeply moved and had a huge lump in my throat as the woman told her story about her 4 year old little guy (as I have a 4 year old) and was very pleased to see the picture of him at 18 in 2009. Very enlightening indeed.

mikeysbro
mikeysbro
12 years ago

One of the best health documentarys posted to date. This documentary clearly shows the corruption that exists in the FDA,TMA,NCI, ELAN PHARMACEUTICALS, SLOAN-KETTERING and more. There are few documentarys that show the corruption as well as this one. People always ask me why if cancer, aids etc have been cured why the world doesnt know about it.I will now direct them to this documentary.

There are over 50 cures for cancer and many of those cures contain antineoplastic=aka anti cancer causing herbs that have been listed in the
MERCK index. The MERCK INDEX being a list of all known chemicals written by the worlds leading chemists.

The problem is that these herbs that contain antineoplastic properties are not supposed to be patented.Thus the big pharma, FDA, NCI, SLOAN-KETTERING have no intrest in using them or doing clinical trials with them.Though judging by this video the big pharma companys, large government agencys, cancer research and treatment companys may change that.

This man burzynski should be given a noble peace prize but alas there are politicics in that too...

Thanks for posting..the health videos are a wonderful public service.

Bamboo Jackjack
Bamboo Jackjack
12 years ago

Well what if Dr. Burzynski offer all his medicine online as opensource medicine. Say something like linux and the like. We all know that 7 Billion minds would want to improve it and everyone can share. Don't you think its far harder for them to prosecute each on of the 7 Billion who all shared common knowledge and know how about this gift. Same thing with the Gerson Theraphy. Public will benefit more if all this alternative medicine will be given a chance to compete against the Goliath Pharma Company that's only there to gouge almost all patients.

Bamboo Jackjack
Bamboo Jackjack
12 years ago

FDA has to be re examined of its efficacy and stay out of our lives!

huffno
huffno
12 years ago

Why do these producers always ruin a great doco with melo-dramatic music? Excellent doco otherwise though.