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While director Eric Merola will be releasing a third and hopefully final chapter in the Burzynski Saga in the next year or so, which will contain the entire story of the 2015-2016 Texas vs. Burzynski trial, the attempted murder by the FDA of Rhode Island resident Eugene Fachon, and the battle to get Antineoplastons first approved for market for DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), Mr. Merola felt it to be of great importance to “re-release” the original BURZYNSKI documentary as an HD version, and with loads of updates for the public to be fully informed of where we’ve been and where we are today in the David vs. Goliath battle between an innovative inventor with a cure for cancer, and the industry and regulatory agencies assigned by the industry to try to stop this cure from reaching the public.
Burzynski: The Cancer Cure Cover-up is the story of a pioneering medical doctor and PhD biochemist who has discovered a unique and proprietary method of treating most cancers. This documentary takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, near 50-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons. Defying the face of skepticism, legal attacks from state and federal agencies, and a powerful propaganda campaign to stop Burzynski – this doctor and his patients are still going strong.
Here’s some of what’s new in the 2016 release of BURZYNSKI: CANCER CURE COVER-UP, not seen in the original documentary:
A young Dr. Burzynski in his days at Baylor College of Medicine
An introduction from a recent interview with Dr. Burzynski
1982 talk show footage, a doctor from Wayne State University makes a statement that shocks the host.
Update on Paul Michaels, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 4, cured by Antineoplastons.
1988: Dr. Burzynski on Sally Jessy Raphael
Dustin Kunnari still cancer-free today – his mother gave the most moving testimony in Congress from the original film.
FDA Commissioner nervously tried to dodge questions about Antineoplastons from the White House.
Dr. Burzynski on Larry King Live in 2009.
Former Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board Member weighs in on his perspective of this battle.
Glioblastoma brain cancer cure, Lt Colonel James Treadwell.
Glioblastoma brain cancer cure, Susan Hale.
Sharyl Attkisson reveals the latest form of corporate propaganda, known as “Astroturfing”, and how this applies to why Wikipedia and the blogosphere is riddled with misinformation and lies regarding medical therapies such as Antineoplastons.
Steve Siegel argues with victim of paid “Astroturf” propaganda campaign, “skeptic” is unaware that there are dozens of peer-reviewed publications, due to wool pulled over his eyes by believing the paid Astroturf propaganda.
An honest member of the “Skeptical Movement” realizes the level of manipulative propaganda that has been done in the name of his movement after viewing BURZYNSKI: PART 2
Recent update with Hannah Bradley, cured for 5 years, we followed her story in BURZYNSKI PART 2.
The November 2015 leg of the Texas vs. Burzynski trial begins.
Cured patients show their support of Dr. Burzynski during the 2015 leg of the trial.
“For some reason, they don’t want a cure for cancer.”
— Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2016
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This blog post will be updated periodically as we process the footage from the hearing from the first leg (November 19-25, 2015), with a new post dedicated to the second leg of the trial (May 3-13, 2016) – here.
DAY ONE: Thursday Nov. 19, 2015
Some of Burzynski’s patients and other supporters arrived before and during the hearing to show their support for Dr. Burzynski.
Protesters footage below:
Opening statements from both sides, below:
When making the two documentaries about Burzynski, I had never had the luxury of attending an actual trial since there hadn’t been one after 2008 when I got involved investigating this story. I only had the transcripts to refer to. However, I found that attending the trial itself was more surreal then ever. It’s the exact same game over and over again on behalf of the prosecution.
What is remarkable about each court case involving the persecution of Dr. Burzynski is the Board’s choice of “experts”. The State’s first witness was Norman Fost, MD, MPH. Under oath, Dr. Fost admitted that he had no knowledge of Burzynski other than what the State’s attorney’s provided him. Fost’s knowledge of Burzynski was a simple “Google search”. He had not seen either one of the documentaries, never met a single Burzynski patient, and never met Burzynski before the trial itself. He admitted that he was not a cancer expert, not an oncologist, and had never in his career prescribed chemotherapy or radiation or treated any cancer patients.
Dr. Fost’s expertise involves childhood obesity, organ donation, stem cells, children’s mood disorders, and drug use in sports. Not anything involving cancer.
Dr. Norman Fost, like so many “expert witnesses” are “career expert witnesses”. He has testified in numerous cases as an expert witness. For this hearing, Fost was paid $10,000 for his pretrial testimony, another $2,000 to testify in court, plus travel expenses. Dr. Fost flew to Austin, TX from Wisconsin to testify.
It was reported that Lee Bukstein, had come out of retirement to try this case.
You can watch Dr. Fost’s entire testimony below:
DAY TWO: Friday Nov. 20, 2015
The second day of the hearing was the State’s second expert witness, Elaine Kloos. This was her first time testifying as an expert witness. She was reportedly paid $20,000 for her pretrial testimony, another $2,000 to testify on Nov. 20th, plus travel expenses.
This day of testimony involved billing practices only. It was a truly dry and dull day of testimony.
The only noteworthy events were a series of “honest mistakes” on behalf of this witness, where she contradicted her pretrial testimony during cross examination.
DAY THREE & FOUR: Monday & Tuesday Nov. 23-24, 2015
State’s witness: Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD. She was an expert witness involving the abstract idea of the definition of “The Standard Of Care” and how Burzynski has been “deviating from the Standard Of Care” — everything Burzynski does is an innovation that is not standardly practiced, therefore by definition everything Burzynski does is “outside of the Standard of Care”.
She was paid $10,000 for her pretrial testimony, $2,000 to appear in court, plus travel expenses.
DAY FOUR Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015
The two witnesses that testified on this day were Wayne and Lisa Merritt. In 2009, Wayne was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. No one lives through stage IV pancreatic cancer—it has even taken the lives of the most wealthy and affluent, including Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze.
When Wayne was diagnosed, he was given a death sentence and wanted to seek other therapies that weren’t the usual cut, poison, and burn—so he sought Burzynski.
The FDA generally prohibits anyone who isn’t a brain cancer patient from receiving Burzynski’s invention, Antineoplastons. In order for Wayne to be treated by Burzynski, he entered Burzynski’s “personalized gene targeted regimen”, where genetic testing is done on the patient’s tumor biopsy as well as the patient’s blood. Wayne was prescribed PB (phenylbutyrate) plus a few other cancer medications that were not approved for pancreatic cancer and were used off-label based on the genetic findings of Wayne’s cancer. Wayne was only treated for one month by Burzynski, and his cancer quickly went away and Wayne remains cancer-free today 6 years later.
But Wayne wasn’t testifying to defend Burzynski—instead, he was testifying against Burzynski because he was upset at the $20,000 price tag. The medications Burzynski prescribed his patients undergoing his personalized therapy are invented and sold by the major pharmaceutical companies, and one medication can easily cost more than $10,000 for a single month. Since insurance doesn’t cover this type of therapy, everything has to be out of pocket.