I’ve decided to try to knit or crochet most of my Christmas gifts this year, so I may not have much time for writing. I’ll try to at least post a link to an article in this space, or pictures of what I’ve made.
Today’s article is about a conman who takes thousands of dollars from people as they die of cancer. I thought the most appropriate comment was the one labeled #9:
Burzynki has been giving AN treatments to patients for more than 3 decades under the legal fiction of conducting more than 60 Phase II clinical trials. He hasn’t published any of them, but he himself knows what the otucomes were. There are really only two possibilities:
One, the data shows that they aren’t effective but he’s withholding publication in order to continue to run a lucrative practice ,providing desperate patients treatment he knows doesn’t work to reap significant financial gain.
In which case he’s the worst kind of conman.
Or the data show ANP’s do work, but he’s withholding publication in order to maintain a very lucrative monopoly on a cure for cancer, preventing it from being adopted as standard of care and denying the millions of cancer patients worldwide who can’t raise enough money to travel to Texas and be enrolled at his clinic access to a cure for the cancer that will kill them–again, to reap significant financial gain.
In which case he’s worse than just a conman–he’s a monster.
Really, that’s all that needs said about the man.