Bad science Bioethics Cancer Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Clínica 0-19 and IDOI: Not making DIPG history in Monterrey (part 4 of 4)

Orac has finally located the abstract published by Dr. Alberto Siller and Alberto Garcia, who are selling intra-arterial chemotherapy for the deadly brain tumor DIPG. Let’s just say that he’s…less than impressed by the results. Shades of Burzynski!

Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Politics Quackery

The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, Round Infinity

There’s a point I feel that I have have to make briefly as I begin this post. Basically, this might look familiar, but given that I was at TAM Wednesday through Sunday, I didn’t have time to produce two separate posts, and this is important enough to be distributed as widely as possible. In any […]

Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Politics Popular culture Quackery

Stanislaw Burzynski’s counteroffensive against the FDA and Texas Medical Board continues, part 2

Believe it or not, I’m about to say the one and only good thing I will say about Stanislaw Burzynski in this post. After all, I was always taught to find the good in my opponents, no matter how vile I find them. Burzynski, for instance, has been peddling a cure for brain cancer (and […]

Cancer Medicine Politics

Help the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients educate legislators about Stanislaw Burzynski

I don’t normally ask you, my readers for much, if anything, other than to read and for the subset of you who like to be active in the comments to have at it and, if so inclined, to cover my back by swatting down the trolls, quacks, and antivaccinationists who occasionally show up to infest […]

Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine History Medicine Movies Popular culture Science Skepticism/critical thinking

How Stanislaw Burzynski became Burzynski the Brave Maverick Doctor, part 1

Time really does fly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a week since I gave my big (to me, at least) talk at TAM. It’s equally hard to believe that it’s been more than a week since I had the honor of being kicked out of Penn Jillette’s Private Rock & Roll Bacon […]