My review of C0nc0rdance

Orac (David H. Gorski) blogged:

(although we do have C0nc0rdance)

as if C0nc0rdance is a reliable source

1/24/2013 – C0nc0rdance posted a video on YouTube

The Burzynski Clinic

“Feel free to pass this on to anyone considering their options in alternative cancer treatments at the Burzynski Clinic

It’s also CCMA, so feel free to mirror or repost


I caught an error in post-production:

The Burzynski Clinic has only started 61 clinical trials, not 62

The last came up in my query because one of the authors has the same name

Otherwise the figures are correct”

“Fact 1:

The Burzynski Clinic has attempted 61 clinical trials, but only completed 1

Check it out here:”

“Fact 2:

The Burzynski Clinic charges
its patients to participate in a study of their patented medication that exposes them to risk”

“Fact 3:

The Burzynski Clinic makes heavy use of marketing techniques not normally associated with clinical practices and not in the best spirit of research medicine

For example, you can see here that they are abusing libel laws to silence critics”

And threatening and bullying of a 17 year old blogger by a media consultant:”

1:10-I want to present the case of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski in my home state of Texas

1:30-cancer researcher

Maybe you should consider sticking to cancer research

1:32_3 red flags

Hearing this raised a “red flag” that your claims might be suspect

1:57_3 undisputed facts

And this proved it

2:00-Fact 1 clinical trials

The “FACT” one should know is that clinicaltrials . gov does NOT contain the same data as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cancer . gov web-site:

1 – Not Yet Recruiting (Open)(Phase 3)
1 – Closed
2 – Terminated (Withdrawn due to slow enrollment)
7 – Withdrawn (This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment)
10 – Recruiting (Open)
11 – Open (1 Not Yet Recruiting / 10 Recruiting)
40 – Active, not recruiting (Closed)

On clinicaltrials . gov, if you select one of the “Unknowns,” it displays:

“Verified ____, ____ by National Cancer Institute (NCI)”

“Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)”

“Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):”

Contact: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD

Study Chair: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD

2:33-Every clinical trial has to register before starting

FALSE: I contacted the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was advised:

Not every cancer clinical trial taking place in the United States is listed on our NCI clinical trials database

The investigators must apply and follow guidelines to be included

4:08-Fact 2 – The Burzynski Clinic charges patients to receive clinical trial medications

FALSE: Burzynski does NOT charge for antineoplastons

By comparison:

St. Jude:

2/15/2012 – the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $4,314,800 for a childhood cancer survivor study

The new federal funds will be distributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Receives Federal Grants / Funds

Donations to St. Jude are tax deductible as allowed by law

FORBES: CEO – $742,718

Burzynski does NOT receive Federal Grants / Funds, is NOT Tax-Exempt, and you can NOT write off a contribution as a tax deduction on your Tax Return

6:32-Burzynski movie
doesn’t examine the issue from both sides

FACT: None of the oncologists who originally diagnosed each patient presented in this film would agree to go on-camera, or submit a written statement
1:44:44 – 1:44:52


FACT: See these 2 links:

Click to access BurzynskiTriesToExposeNCI.pdf

Fact 3: it is referred to as “Beating a Dead Horse” when a point that is moot, is be labored by critics