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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 30, Issue 12, pp 2067–2068 | Cite as

Comment to the paper: The response and survival of children with recurrent diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma based on phase II study of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with brainstem glioma

Stanislaw R. Burzynski, Tomasz J. Janicki, Gregory S. Burzynski, Ania Marszalek
  • Robert Blaskiewicz
Commentary

Although Burzynski et al. conclude that antineoplastons are a useful treatment, their results do not adequately support their conclusion, and much of what we know about antineoplastons suggests that antineoplastons can have serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, with no evidence of efficacy that could justify that risk. While many of the problems with the paper will be immediately apparent to readers (for instance, the decision to exclude over half of the patients from analysis), readers should also be aware of the context in which the study, BT-11, was conducted.

In the 1990s, when the BT-11 trial was initiated, it was one of over 70 clinical trials of antineoplastons that, according Stanislaw Burzynski’s lawyer, Richard Jaffe, would allow Burzynski “to treat almost any patient Burzynski would want to treat!”1In all the years since, not a single one of those 70+ clinical trials has culminated in a meaningful paper. For all intents and purposes, the medical community...

Keywords

Principal Investigator Tumor Measurement Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Form 483s Brainstem Glioma 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer PatientsChippewa FallsUSA

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