Back in December, 2011, I interviewed Andy Lewis of the website Quackometer – On 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”