July Meeting 2011 – Burzynski the movie – cancer is serious business

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We had persmission to host a screening of Burzynski the movie – cancer is serious business which had its australian premier last year at the Byron Bay film festival. ( copies available to purchase through us or website if you can’t watch it online at the Documentary channel. )

Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who discovered a novel group of human peptides (small proteins) he christened “antineoplastons” because they have anti cancer properties. Anti-neoplastons target the genes that turn both cancer cells and the body’s cancer prevention cells, on and off.

“This documentary takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, 14-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain american Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical trials of Antineoplaston

One form of cancer – diffuse, intrinsic, childhood brainstem glioma has never before been cured in any scientifically controlled clinical trial in the history of medicine. Antineoplastons hold the first cures in history – dozens of them.”

In 2000 one of his former australian patients, Shontelle Hiron, with Dr.Burzynski by her side, took part in the Olympic Torch relay in Mandurah WA. Shontelle still lives in Western Australia.

“At the age of 12 Shontelle Hiron was diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball. Doctors gave her only weeks to live.
The community of Queensland, Australia, where Shontelle and her family live, rallied behind the Hirons. They were helped by (current) Labor Relations Minister Graham Kierath. Their efforts were successful in obtaining clinical trials with antineoplastons at Princess Margaret Hospital.” http://www.burzynskipatientgroup.org/shontelle-hiron

According to my conversation with Shontelle and her father this Australian trial which was to have had 6 participants including Shontelle never went ahead due to the upheavals caused by the FDA shown in the movie. Only Shontelle received anti neoplastons from the USA – only Shontelle survives.

UPDATE 2012: Shontelle has uploaded the Current Affair episodes she was featured in over the years to her facebook site.
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=309685522391642&id=318281183441

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