A Stanislaw Burzynski Patient – The Storify On The Death Of Rachael E. Mackey

Back in December, 2011, I interviewed Andy Lewis of the website QuackometerOn Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers.

You can hear the interview on the Token Skeptic podcast:

Kylie Sturgess:  Who is Stanislaw Burzynski?

Andy Lewis:  Well, that’s a very good question. As far as I can understand, he’s a doctor based in Texas who a number of years ago came up with an idea that certain sorts of chemicals were missing from cancer patients, and if you could inject those chemicals back into the cancer patient then you might cure all sorts of cancers. He found these chemicals in the patients’ urine, so he started off extracting these compounds. If this had worked, it would have been fantastic. This was an idea.

The problem was this was thirty years ago. Since then no real evidence has emerged that I have seen which shows this is anything but an idea.

Here is a Storify of a story we should pass onto others too. It is by “Mr2Sheds”

[View the story "Another patient who trusted Stanislaw Burzynski died " on Storify]

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Stevarious, Public Health Problem

    That this obvious fraud is still in business and allowed to practice medicine AT ALL is an embarrassment to the entire American medical and scientific establishment.

  • dukeofomnium

    How can he do this? Is he an earnest quack, in that he believes his own nonsense; or is he a deliberate con man, wilfully peddling cures for top dollar even as he knows they don’t work?

    Has he no decency at all?


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