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Houstoncancerquack.com Campaign Aims to Shame Burzynski While Raising Money for Legitimate Cancer Research

David Gorski already mentioned this on Monday,  but Burzynski’s birthday is rapidly approaching (January 23rd) and I want to encourage our readers to donate to the Burzynski birthday campaign.

Burzynski’s misdeeds are highlighted by the stories on the website The OTHER Burzynski Patient Group   If you haven’t already visited that site and read some of the stories, please do. 26 patient stories have already been posted, with another hundred or so to come. They show a pattern of lies, unethical practices, exorbitant charges, and harm to vulnerable patients. This has to be stopped!

Over $10,000 has already been raised. It’s tax deductible and easy: just click on the donate button here and supply your credit card information. The goal is to raise $30,000, the amount that a Burzynski patient typically has to pay for treatment that is misrepresented as a clinical research study! (In most legitimate clinical trials, patients are paid, not charged). The funds will be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital for cancer research, and Burzynski will be notified on his birthday that it is a birthday present for him. He will be offered the opportunity to match whatever has been donated. He can well afford it from his ill-gotten gains. He lives in a $6 million, 14,495-square-foot mansion.

We talk a lot and complain a lot, but we seldom have an opportunity like this to actually do something, to simultaneously support science-based medicine and publicize the sins of a miscreant. Please donate.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Houstoncancerquack.com Campaign Aims to Shame Burzynski While Raising Money for Legitimate Cancer Research

  1. ConspicuousCarl says:

    Published by Harriet Hall
    Burzynski’s misdeeds are highlighted by the stories on the website The OTHER Burzynski Patient Group

    Holy mother of god. I thought I knew how horrible Burzynski was, but I read some of those and he is actually a little worse than I thought.

  2. Kylie S says:

    If people are interested, there’s an interview with both Dr David Gorski and Dr Robert Blaskiewicz on what Burzynski does. Definitely help out with donations, it’s for a very good cause:

    http://tokenskeptic.org/2013/01/15/episode-one-hundred-and-fifty-one-on-the-houston-cancer-quack-interview-with-david-gorski-and-robert-blaskiewicz/

  3. Janet says:

    I already did it when Dr. Gorski posted.

    I’m pleased to see this post because it’s a concrete action and I agree that there is a lot of talk and not enough of these opportunities, so I am sorry not to see more comments. I will assume that that is because everyone has already donated.

  4. Xplodyncow says:

    It’s January 20, and we’re only about a third of the way to the goal? I didn’t donate much, but I would think that if all readers of SBM gave just ten bucks (the minimum donation), Burzynski would have to put that $6 million, 14,495-square-foot mansion up for sale.

  5. Xplodyncow says:

    What happened with this? Anything to write a follow-up post about? I’m guessing Burzynski failed to accept the challenge.

  6. Harriet Hall says:

    $13,000 donated. Donations still accepted. No response from Burzynski.

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