Monday, November 28, 2011

Is the Burzynski Clinic Full of Quacks?

The Burzynski Clinic is located in Houston, Texas, United States. It charges a lot of money to treat cancer patients and the treatment is probably not effective according to Andy Lewis at The Quackometer: The False Hope of the Burzynski Clinic.

Andy Lewis received a letter from someone named Marc Stephens who claims to represent the Burzynski Clinic. You have to read this letter to understand what's going on [The Burzynski Clinic Threatens My Family].
Le Canard Noir / Andy Lewis,

I represent the Burzynski Clinic, Burzynski Research Institute, and Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. It has been brought to our attention that you have content on your websites that is in violation of multiple laws.

Please allow this correspondence to serve as notice to you that you published libelous and defamatory information. This correspondence constitutes a demand that you immediately cease and desist in your actions defaming and libeling my clients.

Please be advised that my clients consider the content of your posting to be legally actionable under numerous legal causes of action, including but not limited to: defamation Libel, defamation per se, and tortious interference with business contracts and business relationships. The information you assert in your article is factually incorrect, and posted with either actual knowledge, or reckless disregard for its falsity.

The various terms you use in your article connote dishonesty, untrustworthiness, illegality, and fraud. You, maliciously with the intent to harm my clients and to destroy his business, state information which is wholly without support, and which damages my clients’ reputations in the community. The purpose of your posting is to create in the public the belief that my clients are disreputable, are engaged in on-going criminal activity, and must be avoided by the public.

You have a right to freedom of speech, and you have a right to voice your opinion, but you do not have the right to post libelous statements regardless if you think its your opinion or not. You are highly aware of defamation laws. You actually wrote an article about defamation on your site. In addition, I have information linking you to a network of individuals that disseminate false information. So the courts will apparently see the context of your article, and your act as Malicious. You have multiple third parties that viewed and commented on your article, which clearly makes this matter defamation libel. Once I obtain a subpoena for your personal information, I will not settle this case with you. Shut the article down IMMEDIATELY.



Marc Stephens
Burzynski Clinic
9432 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77055
What would a normal person do after receiving such a letter? Ask for more information about the "defamatory" content. That's what Andy Lewis did and here's part of the response.
If you had no history of lying, and if you were not apart of a fraud network I would take the time to explain your article word for word, but you already know what defamation is. I’ve already recorded all of your articles from previous years as well as legal notice sent by other attorneys for different matters. As I mentioned, I am not playing games with you. You have a history of being stubborn which will play right into my hands. Be smart and considerate for your family and new child, and shut the article down..Immediately. FINAL WARNING.


Marc Stephens
Yep, that's a threat you see in that paragraph.

Here's a few people who think that the Burzynski Clinic deserves more publicity.


  1. Don't forget the Neurologica Blog,

  2. The letter that Orac posted is gloriosly insane. It has to be read to be believed.

  3. Yes, the advice to check out the letter on Orac's blog is very good. You can see immediately that this Marc Stephens person is likely not a lawyer. (Not that I haven't seen attorneys who have a difficult time with the English language, or who just sound IMHO plain strange, but this seems to me to be a bit extreme. The 'likely not a lawyer' conclusion is bolstered by a bit of Web research that's been done by some of the commenters over Orac's way.)

  4. So they charge you hundreds of thousands of dollars to give you something extracted from pee?

    If that's so, they are quacks. No way around.

  5. Screw you clowns.
    Unless you have been treated by Dr. Burzynski and have recovered you can say all you want. I am angry with you idiots because I have had cancer and now free of it for 10 years now. Wish that you or someone in your family gets cancer and let's see what happens to you or your readers who are idiots and fools like yourselves.

    1. What about all those patients who have been treated by Burzynski and died?

      Oh, that's right. They don't have much to say, do they?

    2. They were going to die anyways...

    3. Anonymous: That is the absurd logic. Using that same logic, you were going to live anyways. The problem is that the BC offers nothing more than regular chemotherapy, which does cure some cancer. However, the fact that he represents that he has found a cure for terminal cancers such as brain stem cancers in children, and charges insane amounts of money for that alleged cure for all those people who "were going to die anyways" is the problem. If you want to see what false hope buys you, check out just one of Burzinski's many properties.

      This guy makes me sick.

  6. lol, he must be a quack since the state of Texas and the FDA tried for over a decade to send him to jail and discredit his cure only for the FDA to illegally copy his patents and try to make the same cure. The reason it costs so much is because the government refuses to back him. Watch the movie (even if it is basically an ad, it shows how dysfunctional the government is.)

  7. right on!!!!my thoughts exactly...have burzynski do all the work...then have the criminals at fda take the credit

  8. Mister Laurance, your ass must be full of money!
    Don't forget what is FDA and Farmaceuticals, and ho rules.
    For sure you know, because they must had pay you well for critics.
    Shame on you!
    PS: Money promotes Ass CANCER, makes you Gayer