Critiquing Wikipedia: Burzynski Clinic – 2013 BBC documentary, Curing cancer or ‘selling hope’ to the vulnerable?

Wikipedia must be too busy accusing me of using multiple Internet I.P. addresses to try and change every wiki article under the sun, instead of keeping their Burzynski article up-to-date

I await the in-depth analysis which breaks down my blog, Twitter, and Internet activity, showing that it was humanly possible for me to do all that has been claimed

But then again, maybe I’m NOT human !

HAL ?

Is that you HAL ?

Anywho, WP took a crack at addressing the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Panorama documentary [1]

I did some critiques on the documentary article, documentary, and WP’s “credible source,” Dr. David H. Orac … Gorski [2-4]

“Burzynski exploits a legal loophole”by treating patients” with antineoplastons do so as part of a clinical trial, so the drug does not need a licence” for twenty years.” [66]

“Legal loophole” ?

Really ??

Not so much

It’s the law

“The Skeptics™” have had years to get it changed in Congress if it were a “legal loophole”

“According to Watford Observer, the mother of Luna Petagine, a young girl with a brain tumor, “cast doubt” on Burzynski’s “expensive treatment.” [67]

“Expensive treatment” ?

Based on what objective criteria ? [5-6]

The Reading Post said, the Panorama investigation shown on Monday questioned whether the Burzynski Clinic was ‘selling hope’to families” which doubted the statistics provided by the Burzynski Clinic. [68]

Based on what objective criteria ?

“They say 776 patients with brain tumours were treated in trials before 2008.”

“And that 15.5% had survived more than five years, which compares favourably to other treatments.” [6] (see #13)

Where’s Wikipedia’s survival rates for:

a) Chemotherapy

b) Radiation Therapy

c) Radiotherapy

d) Other

and their comparison of possible adverse effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, other, compared to antineoplastons ?

The issues I had with the documentary were:

1. “The report includes interviews with experts like Professor Richard Grundy of Nottingham Children’s Hospital”

“Prof Richard Grundy treats children with cancer, and runs one of the UK’s biggest research projects into brain tumours.”

“He says it is “unethical” for Dr Burzynski not to share his findings:”

In my ‘opinion,’ it is “unethical” for Professor Grundy to NOT share his findings re Dr. Burzynski’s 2003-2010 phase 2 clinical trial preliminary reports [7]

2. “Unfortunately the results from Dr Burzynski’s clinic are not published in any form that’s acceptable to the scientific community.””

Explain [7]

3. Dr Jeanine Graf

“She sometimes treats patients from the Burzynski Clinic who have become critically ill, but she has never known any of them survive.”

How many patients ?

Richard Bilton asked for numbers from Burzynski, so he should be consistent and have asked Dr. Graf the same question

4. “He must believe in what he’s doing, but I have not been convinced by the existing scientific literature that his therapy has any efficacy.”

Where is Dr. Graf’s “in-depth” review of Dr. Burzynski’s above-listed publications ? [7]
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REFERENCES:
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[1] – Wikipedia: Burzynski Clinic – Legal Issues: 2013 BBC documentary, Curing cancer or ‘selling hope’ to the vulnerable?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burzynski_Clinic
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burzynski_Clinic
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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Burzynski_Clinic&mobileaction=toggle_view_desktop
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[2] – 6/4/2013 – The British are Coming, The British are Coming: Critiquing
“Curing cancer or ‘selling hope’ to the vulnerable?”
:

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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/the-british-are-coming-the-british-are-coming-critiquing-curing-cancer-or-selling-hope-to-the-vulnerable/
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[3] – 6/7/2013 – IT MAY NOT BE SCIENCE: Critiquing “Curing cancer or ‘selling hope’ to the vulnerable?”:
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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/it-may-not-be-science-critiquing-curing-cancer-or-selling-hope-to-the-vulnerable/
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[4] – 8/4/2013 – Critiquing Dr David H. “Orac”
Gorski, M.D., Ph.D, LIAR: Stanislaw Burzynski versus the BBC:

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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/critiquing-dr-david-h-orac-gorski-m-d-ph-d-liar-stanislaw-burzynski-versus-the-bbc/
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[66] – Richard Bilton

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http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/wxxjy/panorama–cancer-hope-for-sale—panorama
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there for posterity on YouTube

http://t.co/YOlSjCg1d0
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THIS IS IT!

http://fb.me/LYCqmKrh
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http://t.co/6cDJapt6eM
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http://t.co/nFpwlQg275
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[67] – Watford Observer
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http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/10470494.print/
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[5] – 4/25/2013 – Burzynski: Costs of Cancer treatments:
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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/burzynski-costs-of-cancer-treatments/
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[6] – 7/18/2013 – Critiquing: In which the latest movie about Stanislaw Burzynski “cancer cure” is reviewed…with Insolence:
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See #10
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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/critiquing-in-which-the-latest-movie-about-stanislaw-burzynski-cancer-cure-is-reviewed-with-insolence-2/
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[68] – Reading Post
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http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/amelia-saunders-family-mislead-burzynski-4051287
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[7] – 8/7/2013 – Burzynski: Phase II Clinical Trials Preliminary Reports:
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https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/burzynski-phase-ii-clinical-trials-preliminary-reports/
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IT MAY NOT BE SCIENCE: Critiquing “Curing cancer or ‘selling hope’ to the vulnerable?”

Recently, America was warned again:

“The British Are Coming”

“The British Are Coming”

Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the Ships at SEA,
We were “blessed” with a visit from the “Bloody Well Right,” Panorama BBC
http://t.co/nFpwlQg275
By Richard Bilton
http://t.co/IY53fEpnBu
BBC Panorama
3 June 2013 Last updated at 00:03

As luck would have it, as I was researching my Critique for this article, BBC Panorama provided me with the title for it, in their YouTube Video:

“IT MAY NOT BE SCIENCE”

This was apropo since it quite possibly defines the entire Panorama article in a “nutshell’

The article states:

“But Dr Stanislaw Burzynski’s treatment has been dismissed by practitioners of mainstream medicine.”

From this, I take it that the viewer is supposed to conclude that the

“practitioners of mainstream medicine”

are:

1. Prof Richard Grundy

and

2. Dr Jeanine Graf

Let’s examine their claims, shall we?

1. Prof Richard Grundy

A. “He says it is “unethical” for Dr Burzynski not to share his findings:”

In my ‘opinion,’ it is “unethical” for Professor Grundy to throw MUD at Dr. Burzynski, when he has NOT shared his findings re Dr. Burzynski’s:

Drugs In R and D / Drugs in Research and Development:

Drugs R D. 2003;4(2):91-101
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12718563
Drugs R D. 2004;5(6):315-26
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15563234
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Jun;4(2):168-77
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15911929
Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Mar;5(1):40-7
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16484713
2007
http://www.cancer-therapy.org/CT/v5/B/HTML/42._Burzynski,_379-390.html

B. “Unfortunately the results from Dr Burzynski’s clinic are not published in any form that’s acceptable to the scientific community.”

Professor Grundy, welcome to #MizTV

really?Really??REALLY???

Please expound

and

2. Dr Jeanine Graf

“She sometimes treats patients from the Burzynski Clinic who have become critically ill, but she has never known any of them survive.”

Dr. Graf, how many patients?

2 ?

“He must believe in what he’s doing, but I have not been convinced by the existing scientific literature that his therapy has any efficacy.

Dr. Graf, where is your “in-depth” review of Dr. Burzynski’s above-listed publications?

Dr. Graf, please provide your in-depth “opinion” on this:
https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/burzynski-the-fdas-drug-review-process-ensuring-drugs-are-safe-and-effective/
“But the more I looked, the more complicated the picture became.”

“I was shown into the boardroom and, after 20 minutes waiting, the doctor was ready to see me.”

Mr. Bilton, I am sure that how long you had to spend waiting, might be important to you, but to the viewers:

Not So Much

This might be classified as a human interest story, but YOU are NOT the human whose story we are interested in

“He said the medical authorities in the US would not let him release this information:”

“Clinical trials, phase two clinical trials, were completed just a few months ago. I cannot release this information to you at this moment.”.

“But the FDA told us this was not true and he was allowed to share the results of his trials.”

I’m sure that after perusing the below, that you will be able to come to the conclusion that there are “trust” issues involved, so Dr. Burzynski is correct to be concerned

Burzynski: Managing social conflict in complementary and alternative medicine research: the case of antineoplastons:
https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/burzynski-managing-social-conflict-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-research-the-case-of-antineoplastons/
Antineoplastons: Has the FDA kept its promise to the American people ?
https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/antineoplastons-has-the-fda-kept-its-promise-to-the-american-people/
Cancer: Hope for Sale? will be broadcast on Monday, 3 June at 20:30 BST on BBC One

BBC One – Panorama, Cancer: Hope for Sale?

Panorama prog on #Burzynski is there for posterity on YouTube
http://t.co/YOlSjCg1d0
BBC Panorama Burzynski investigation on Youtube
http://t.co/6cDJapt6eM
THIS IS IT!
Our debut on the BBC’s Panorama. I hope this reaches millions!!! SO Burzynski will be deprived of…
http://fb.me/LYCqmKrh
“On Panorama tonight

“The doctor who says that he can cure cancer

The Burzynski clinic says it doesn’t claim it can cure all cancers and that no patients are promised a cure.
https://stanislawrajmundburzynski.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/the-british-are-coming-the-british-are-coming-critiquing-curing-cancer-or-selling-hope-to-the-vulnerable/
Make up your mind, Panorama