Thursday, June 16, 2011

Burzynski, the Movie

The video is available for free through 6/20.

The following summary was sent to me by a friend:

Burzynski, the Movie 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 & Drug Administration in American history.

His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski's 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 FDA testing in 2011-barring the ability to raise the required $150 million to fund the final phase of FDA clinical trials.

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 medical breakthrough.

Antineoplastons are responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of terminal cancer. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film who chose these medicines instead of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation - with full disclosure of medical records to support their diagnosis and recovery - as well as systematic (non-anecdotal) FDA-supervised clinical trial data comparing Antineoplastons to other available treatments-which is published within the peer-reviewed medical literature.

One form of cancer - diffuse, intrinsic, childhood brainstem glioma has never before been cured in any scientifically controlled clinical trial in the history of medicine. Antineoplastons hold the first cures in history - dozens of them. [ANP - PubMed 2003 ] [ANP - PubMed 2006 ] [Rad & other - PubMed 2008 ] [Chemo/Rad - PubMed 2005 ]

This documentary 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.

Dr. Burzynski resides and practices medicine in Houston, Texas. He was able to initially produce and administer his discovery without FDA-approval from 1977-1995 because the state of Texas at this time did not require that Texas physicians be required to adhere to Federal law in this situation. This law has since been changed.

As with anything that changes current-day paradigms, Burzynski's ability to successfully treat incurable cancer with such consistency has baffled the industry. Ironically, this fact had prompted numerous investigations by the Texas Medical Board, who relentlessly took Dr. Burzynski as high as the state supreme court in their failed attempt to halt his practices.

Likewise, the Food and Drug Administration engaged in four Federal Grand Juries spanning over a decade attempting to indict Dr. Burzynski, all of which ended in no finding of fault on his behalf. Finally, Dr. Burzynski was indicted in their 5th Grand Jury in 1995, resulting in two federal trials and two sets of jurors finding him not guilty of any wrongdoing. If convicted, Dr. Burzynski would have faced a maximum of 290 years in a federal prison and $18.5 million in fines.

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 United States government's relentless persecution of Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D.

Note: When Antineoplastons are approved for pubic use, it will allow a single scientist to hold an exclusive license to manufacture and sell these medicines on the open market-before they become generic-leaving PhRMA absent in profiting from the most effective gene-targeted cancer treatment the world has ever seen.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Withholding Natural Treatments for Cancer

Cut and paste to watch an interesting power point video. Rachel Linke discusses the dealings of the cancer industry. I am not a lone voice. There is a movement afoot, where people are realizing what the medical profession is pushing just does not work, and people are gathering the courage to say so publicly. My voice joins many others. The cancer industry is killing us off, at the rate of 1500 Americans daily.
The video talks about Graviola, a tree prevalent in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, which has been used in traditional medicine in many countries. Interestingly enough, when googling Graviola, Sloan-Kettering's website comes up and it states that extracts of Graviola show cytotoxic properties, and that Graviola is also effective against multidrug resistant cancer cells line, and that one of the "Purported Uses" is for cancer treatment.
Finally, an acknowledgment from conventional oncology that a natural substance actually works (or at least is "purported" to work)!

Just say no to chemo.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Where does the $ go from all the Walkathons?

From the Educate website:
"The American Cancer Society: Insider Resigns in Protest
Chairwoman in Florida Resigns Following Failure to Obtain Documentation on Money Trail

I wish every person who participates in money raising efforts for the American Cancer Society (ACS), including the walkathons, could read this e-mail from Jane Waters. She discovered, from the inside, the reality of the fraudulence and insincerity that is at the core of the ACS. The American Cancer Society was funded and founded by the Rockefellers as a front for public relations and a conduit for raised money for the promotion of orthodox cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) and the debunking of alternative cancer treatments. For as long as I can remember, the American Cancer Society has been pitching the idea that they are actively involved in the funding of cancer research. They are not. Their job is to mislead the public away from alternative medicine ("dangerous", "unproven", quackery", etc.) and reinforce the notion that orthodox cancer treatment is the ONLY legitimate and acceptable modality for cancer. If you involved with any form of fund raising activity for the American Cancer Society, you are assisting the pharmaceutical industry in perpetuating the despicable business of 'cancer management'. Cancer is CURABLE. Any type of cancer is curable, but you have the smallest chance of curing cancer (a real cure, not merely surviving for 5 years) using orthodox methods (as shown in the 1993 cancer report of German hospital statistician Ulrich Abel) and the greatest chance of a permanent cure employing Nature based therapies.
June 21, 2004

The American Cancer Society: Insider Resigns in Protest (June 21, 2004)

----- Original Message -----
From: Jane Waters
To: ken
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 2:05 PM
Subject: The American Cancer Society

Dear Mr. Adacht:

I am writing to you today to request your assistance in locating information on the American Cancer Society (beyond their famed website).

I am trying to figure out where the money that is raised by this organization is spent, used, or lobbied away. I personally have given thousands of dollars to this organization and I recently resigned as the Chairwoman of the East Polk County, American Cancer Society because I was told that there were no reports that could answer our board’s and one of our largest sponsor’s (our city) questions. The questions were basic: where does the money go that is raised through the fundraising efforts of the local Relay For Life events and where are the services rendered that are advertised?

I resigned after extensive questioning by local, regional, and state representatives of the ACS because I was never given the requested information regarding budget, services, and patients served in our community; the community that was represented by the board requesting the information. When we were finally given numbers (of any kind) these numbers represented patients served and they were considerably different than the numbers given to us (much later) by their regional office. So the question was raised: who knew the “actual” number and was there any way to find out how the money raised in our community was being spent?

Due to my position in our community, my resignation was very public and became an issue for several weeks. If you have any direction or resource that can help with these issues it would be most greatly appreciated.


Jane Waters
Winter Haven, Florida"

Very interesting...where does the $ go?

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness

by Margaret Brennan Bermel, MBA (aka Scoopdig)

“…there exists in the universe…the ‘Physics of the Quest’ – a force of nature governed by laws as real as …gravity or momentum. Quest Physics…goes like this: If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting…and set out on a truth-seeking journey, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared…to face…some very difficult realities about yourself…then truth will not be withheld from you.” (from the movie Eat, Pray, Love).

Last year was a very scary year for me. I was entering uncharted territory. The term “Quest Physics” is the best way to describe my approach to this situation. I am learning to live in the moment. It is natural to reflect backward or to project forward. Like most people, I like to think about where I’ve been and where I am going. But looking back now makes me shudder. I am NOT going back there. Ever. I can’t even bear to wear the sweat suits I wore during post-surgical visits because of their strong association with that ordeal. I had to suspend everything I thought I knew about chemotherapy in order to find the truth. I had to be brave. And then I started out on my “truth-seeking journey.” I was very aware of everything; I was searching for clues to this great life puzzle.

Since unintentionally venturing into the oncology world in late 2009, I discovered that chemotherapy is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated upon the American public. My hope is that this fact will reach the public consciousness, and that the Big Pharma-FDA complex will be exposed for what it is: a cartel that colludes with a focus, not on curing cancer, but on generating profits for the bottom line. Does chemotherapy work? Maybe, sometimes, with some specific cancers. But very often, it does not work. The collateral damage that comes with the “best weapon” used in the "war on cancer," a treatment that traces its genesis to mustard gas, is people’s lives. Approximately 600,000 Americans die each year ostensibly from "cancer"—but are they actually dying from the treatment? A very provocative question.

The intention of this book is to help people realize exactly that: that this is a provocative question that they must examine. They must ask questions of their treatment team, they must do their own research. They must provoke the answers that they need to find their way back to wellness. They must not put blinders on and simply follow along with the “standard of care.” If they do, they very well may become just another statistic. Chemotherapy may be the correct choice in a particular situation, but it should be a “choice” and not a “given.” The choice should be made only after a thorough review of all facts and all options. The oncologist, much like a salesman, will try to create a sense of urgency in order to make the sale. Recognize this as a sales tactic and don’t succumb to it. Insist upon taking the time to do your research.

Who is the FDA protecting us from? If no one was dying in this country from cancer and cancer treatment, then it might be appropriate for the FDA to block other treatments from the marketplace. We would say that cancer treatment is efficacious. There would be no need to search for an alternate treatment. There would be no need for this book. But 600,000 deaths annually? These people all took the treatment, and we know that they took the treatment because the statistics don’t track the people who decline treatment. Something is very wrong here. It doesn’t add up. It must be challenged. The actions of the FDA must be scrutinized.

In October 2009, the surgeon leaned over me in the recovery room and shouted, “It was malignant.” My husband then leaned over me and whispered gently, but with conviction, “We WILL grow old together.” That day was the start of my journey through the labyrinth of the cancer industry.

“The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness” chronicles my journey, searching both for truth about the cancer industry, and for inspiration about the purpose of life. This book is a blueprint to help others overcome the fear of cancer and return to wellness, by finding their own truth and their own inspiration. It offers an approach to dealing with cancer from a new viewpoint: it empowers people to challenge the medical advice of chemotherapy that most people have unquestioningly accepted as the only option. It reveals that chemotherapy is NOT the solution that people believe it is. The Cancer Odyssey explores the relationship between the medical profession, the pharmaceutical industry, and the FDA, and it reaches the only logical conclusion about the cancer industry: it is driven by the profit motive. The Cancer Odyssey encourages people to question and research, and to take their health care decisions into their own hands, because survival depends upon making the right decision. Through my own health circumstances, I was forced to research this issue. I am grateful every day that I was able to sift through the deception and misleading statistics, and decline the highly toxic "standard of care" which I believe would have led to certain death. Many people do not do this; they succumb to the scare tactics; they are too afraid not to go along with the conventional recommendation.

My search led me to many books, websites, and DVDs. The Cancer Odyssey brings all that research into just one book, and lists all these resources as a guide for the reader to explore the data in more detail. The Cancer Odyssey is a user-friendly guide for navigating cancer. It intersperses stories of truth with stories of inspiration, making it very readable; it is not just all hard facts and data points. It is a glimpse into my very personal struggle—my thoughts and feelings as I confronted this beast. I wrote this book to help others who suddenly find themselves caught in the same situation that I suddenly found myself in over a year ago: the cancer trap.

I believe that people have the right to know, and the right to choose their own health care. It is only a matter of time before you or a loved one will hear the words, “It was malignant.” Early detection is a mixed blessing: it can sometimes lead to unnecessary treatment for a condition that may be indolent or even self-resolving. Early detection should alert the patient to an imbalance in the body that needs to be addressed. But it can also lead to more profits for the cancer industry. Cancer treatment is the Rolls-Royce of the medical profession. This is where the real money is. Oncologists are the Rolls-Royce sales team of the cancer industry. What will it take to get you into this car today? What will it take to get you to sign up for chemotherapy today? Very strong sales tactics. A sense of urgency. Scare tactics. What are the sales goals, the Net Income projections, the P/E ratio? How many people need to be diagnosed and treated in order to break-even? In order to make a 10% profit? A 25% profit? These are the financial considerations that are made by cancer centers. It is not about altruism. It’s about “show me the money.” People need to hear this message before making the very real life and death decision about chemotherapy. The war against the cancer industry is the real “battle for truth, justice and the American way." Think of chemotherapy as kryptonite. It is toxic. It can harm healthy cells and organs. It can kill the cancer. But it can also kill the patient. Then make your decision.

If you found this book, you are searching for answers as I was a year ago. Read this first before taking chemo. Once it is understood that the cancer industry is driven by the profit motive, and not by altruism, then you have empowered yourself to ask the questions that need answers. Find out specifically HOW chemo will help YOU in your specific situation. Find out if taking chemo will make you BETTER. This is key. Most people taking chemo think that if they go through with it, if they take their medicine, that they will emerge healthy. Many people do not emerge from chemo. It turns out to be a slow, painful death. The point is: find out exactly what you are getting into, BEFORE you get into it. Keep an open mind as you read through this. A sea change in thinking takes time to grok. This will radically change the way you previously thought about chemo. Everything we thought we knew about chemo didn't come from data sources, it comes from media sources fed by the pharmaceutical companies selling their wares. Start to notice what people say at funeral services for family and friends who died from 'cancer'. People will whisper in hushed tones that they think that it was the 'chemo' and not the 'cancer' that killed the deceased. Pay attention. People are starting to realize that chemo doesn't work, and that the cancer industry has to come up with something better than this. After all, something that originated from mustard gas, from biochemical warfare, as chemo did, cannot possibly be good for anyone. Demand answers. Demand better options.

Over a year ago, I had major surgery and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I thank God first, and then my husband, and my recovery team, and support group of family and friends who brought me to THIS day, healthy and cancer-free. This has been a tremendous effort, a change in lifestyle, a change in eating habits, and a change in mental and emotional patterns--eliminating stress from my life, even in stress-producing situations. The key to recovery from cancer is the awareness of truth; this will lead to making informed choices. I learned the truth about chemotherapy and so I avoided it. Chemotherapy is the big killer, not cancer per se, but chemotherapy. One of the local cancer centers is now advertising on TV, "why go through chemotherapy if you don't have to." So there may be some recognition in the oncological world that chemo is not all that it's cracked up to be. Learn everything you can before you or your loved one agrees to it. Choose the right path for you to return to wellness.

I wrote the first story on January 1, 2010, called "Don't be Scared into Chemotherapy." On that date, I was only 2 months out from receiving a diagnosis, and on that date, I stopped reeling from the fear, panic, dread, despair, and anxiety, and took control of my life. What you are feeling today, I also felt. It is a scary place to be, but feel that I am holding your hand to guide you through this storm. You will be able to follow the progress I made by making discoveries about treatment options (what works and what doesn't work) and discoveries about life options (what we can do to save our own lives). Hopefully, you may find that some of my discoveries will help you through your own process. My focus is on healthy living, and on natural alternatives to toxic treatments. In some situations, some type of treatment may be the correct choice; however, it is very important that you ask questions and know exactly what your options are. Find a medical professional who fits your comfort level. If your gut is telling you something is wrong with what you are hearing, then it probably IS wrong for you. Don't be afraid to get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion. Do not just go along with recommendations without question. Listen to your gut, listen to your heart, think this through. You are your own best resource. You are your own best healer. Do your research, read a lot. Do not panic. You have time. Take a deep breath and you will get through this. Trust. BE WELL! You can do this.
The Cancer Odyssey is available at and and

A biotech company on the right path

Genentech's website discusses its vision with regard to oncology, stating that their scientists are focused on the function of angiogenesis inhibitors and in the study of apoptosis. Genentech is using this approach to develop new treatments and to understand the signaling pathways of cancer cells. Dr. Tucker (New York Times, Drugs and Profits, 5/24/11) is spot on about the link between chemo and profits, and about the money trail from pharma companies to the FDA. There are numerous toxic and ineffective chemo drugs that cost millions of dollars to bring to market through the FDA approval process, and numerous bodies lying in the wake of these drugs. Dr. Tucker is silent on those deaths, but pointedly notes that too many Avastin patients are not here to tell their stories. How many Avastin deaths are there in comparison to the millions of deaths from conventional chemotherapy drugs? According to Dr. Allen Levin, “Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.”
It is no surprise that Dr. Tucker has been an oncologist for 30 years. It is time for the old thinking about cancer to step aside. The chemotherapy approach that was derived from the mustard gas used in the World Wars just does not work. It is time to finally admit that, and to step aside so that non-toxic approaches that already exist for cancer treatment become accessible and available in this country.
Information has been released this weekend in the media outlets on Genentech's new drug for treating melanoma. Vemurafenib targets a gene mutation. Genentech at least is on the right path, focusing on pathways rather than on site-specific cancer, and is understanding that treatment must be a targeted, not a shotgun, approach.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Killing the Wrong Cells

This is one of my stories (excerpted from my book, "The Cancer Odyssey") that Gary Carter needs to read.

In an article published in the Scientific American Mind, Dr. Gregory Foltz states that all along, oncologists have been targeting the wrong cells in the treatment of brain cancer (glioma). Dr. Foltz writes that not much progress has been made in the treatment of this disease over the past 35 years; however, researchers have now finally discovered the “missing link” to successful treatment. Current ‘standard of care’ for this disease is surgery to ‘de-bulk’ the tumor, followed by chemo and radiation. “But,” states Dr. Foltz, “most cancers recur, sometimes years later, often having acquired resistance to treatment.”
He explains that cancer treatment was designed to kill rapidly growing cells—cancer cells. But researchers were mystified as to why most cancers inevitably recur after treatment. Recent studies, according to Dr. Foltz, indicate that “this dogma may be dramatically wrong—and in a way that explains the mystery of recurrence.” The “missing link” is that only a small number of cells can cause the growth of cancer cells; this “regenerative minority,” according to Dr. Foltz, are “cancer stem cells.” These cancer stem cells are very similar in characteristic to normal stem cells, and that is why they resist standard treatment. One characteristic of cancer stem cells found in brain tumors is that they have on their surface the same protein (CD133) that is found on the surface of “normal” neural stem cells. Standard treatment attacks fast-growing cells; these cancer stem cells are NOT fast-growing cells. The word Dr. Foltz uses is “quiescent”; they don’t attract a lot of attention as they quietly lie in wait: “a cellular time bomb”, Dr. Foltz terms them. The discovery of the properties of cancer stem cells is the “missing link” that, as Dr. Foltz explains, is the reason why “standard cancer treatments so often fail: those therapies target the wrong cells.”
Dr. Foltz explains that the properties of cancer stem cells cause resistance to standard of care treatment (chemo and radiation): 1. “tumor stem cells divide much less often than most cancer cells. Thus, they are less vulnerable to many chemotherapy agents…and to radiation”; 2. “data suggests that glioma cells bearing the CD133 biomarker actively resist the effects of chemotherapy and radiation…Thus, although standard radiation and chemotherapy treatments kill the proliferating cells that make up most of the tumor, they leave behind, unscathed, a remnant capable of regenerating the deadly mass.”
The focus of conventional therapy is wrong and the effort needs to be re-directed. Dr. Foltz told us so. The new researchers are finally starting to think outside the box, using a systems approach to solve the cancer problem, focusing on gene activity, characteristics of cancer stem cells, proteins, and molecular pathways. Why wasn’t this shift made years ago, after the failure of chemotherapy was first observed? The basis of the scientific method is a systematic method of observation, experimentation, including trial and error, and the testing of hypotheses. The millions of failed trials by individuals clearly indicate that the toxic method is erroneous. The hypothesis that is the basis for chemotherapy is not proven. The experiment does not compare the results of a treatment group taking chemotherapy against a control group that does not take chemotherapy. The experiment is flawed; the results, as my college statistics professor would say, are “spurious.” False, not authentic, not genuine, deceitful. This experiment is a failure, an abysmal failure. It should have been abandoned decades ago, and alternative hypotheses should have been formulated. Yet the cancer industry continued to cling to this hypothesis, regardless of the failure rate. When WILL the Establishment come clean? Chemotherapy not only kills healthy cells, but it kills the wrong cancer cells. The cancer cells that cause the rapid growth continue to grow unaffected and unchecked by chemotherapy. This is why the oncologists created a “remission” period. They know that the cancer will return, and they are waiting for it to return. We are the guinea pigs, participating in a science experiment gone bad. It doesn’t work. Dr. Foltz just told us so. Please listen to him.
Dr. Gregory Foltz, “New Hope for Battling Brain Cancer”, Scientific American Mind Mar/Apr 2010: 50-57.
Excerpt from "The Cancer Odyssey"

Open Message to Gary Carter

Please tell Gary that if he does chemo, he will not survive. Chemo comes from mustard gas from the World Wars. It is toxic and kills the wrong cancer cells. It does not kill the regenerative cancer cells, which is why the cancer often comes back after chemo. It destroys the immune system when you need it the most. All it does is make money for the cancer industry. There are a lot of non-toxic treatments, he needs to do his research and not rush into chemo. I am a cancer survivor only by avoiding chemo. Look at Greta Waitz and Seve Ballesteros. They both were professional athletes and both had chemo. Chemo kills even professional athletes. My book is The Cancer Odyssey at Another good resource is Cancer-Free by Bill Henderson. Also, Start reading--it may save Gary's life.

Bill Henderson's book lists a lot of non-toxic protocols. It is an excellent guide. He also has testimonials from cancer patients who went on his protocol and the tumors disappeared to the doctors' amazement. The doctors do not know how to react to these successes, and term them "miracles." There is no medical explanation in their minds to account for it. 2+2=4 is no miracle. This is simple cause-and-effect, which is part of the scientific method. The body is out of balance and creates cancer in response. By bringing the body back into balance with proper nutrition and supplements, the cancer disappears. This is no miracle. Nutrition + supplements = cancer-free. These "evidence-based" doctors are more likely to conjure up the occurrence of a "miracle" than to admit the effectiveness of alternative treatments. The intervening variable here is the introduction of proper nutrition and supplements. It is simple cause and effect. Toxic chemo treatments kill. Non-toxic treatments do not.