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In which the latest movie about Stanislaw Burzynski’s “cancer cure” is reviewed…with Insolence

Well, I’ve finally seen it, Burzynski: Cancer Is A Serious Business, Part 2, the sequel to the execrable first Burzynski movie. Yes, it’s every bit as chock full of misinformation and lies as the first one, maybe even more so.

Cancer Clinical trials

New cancer drugs: Fitter, happier, more productive? Or not?

It’s known as “targeted” therapy, and it’s the holy grail of cancer research these days. If you listen to its most vocal proponents, it’s the path towards “personalized medicine” that improves survival with much lower toxicity, in which, instead of using the hammer that is chemotherapy, precisely targets specific molecular abnormalities that drive cancer growth. […]