"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison
Cancer is a political problem more than it is a medical problem.
"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." - Abraham Lincoln
posted by Neil Jensen Neil@sumeria.net http://www.sumeria.net/health/rectcan.html
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
"Established in 1937 by Congress. It's goal was to develop scientific research and procedures which would cure or limit cancer. Over 60 years later and billions of dollars spent, we have very little to show for it. There are however plenty of very hopeful promises made every year. There have been many headline smashing miracle drugs which invariably failed to perform anywhere close to the rhetoric.
In 1973 the NCI released results of a supposedly thorough study that had been carried out on Laetrile. They said that Laetrile had no effect on cancer. Later it was discovered that they had lied. In 1988, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in London described the deception. From "The Healing of Cancer";
"The NCI conclusions were a total distortion of science. The underdosed and the overdosed mice were combined with those mice receiving optimum dosage. The trial was absolutely, absurdly dishonest. NCI is an absolutely corrupt, inept, incompetent organization..."
In the mid 1960's Dr. Lawrence Burton produced a treatment which he called Immuno - Augmentative Therapy. The treatment boosted the patients immune system. He moved the treatment to the Bahamas in 1977 because he couldn't get help in the US. He claimed the National Cancer Institute tried to steal his formula and then take credit for it.
Dr. John Beaty sent twenty advanced cancer patients to Burton's clinic. Ten experienced tumor regression. According to Beaty, "All ten owe their survival to Dr. Burton's treatment..."
In 1985 the newpapers carried the story that Burton's treatment had become infected with the AIDS virus. The clinic was closed down. Shortly afterwards it was revealed that a top NCI official had spread lies which were published in the AMA journal and in the press in order to close the clinic down.
(It is interesting to note that the NCI has been promoting "immunotherapy" for the past 15 or so years. I wonder where that idea came from?)
Grant reviews are described as the old boys network, they all sit around and hand out money to each other.One such "boy" was Dr. Phillippe Shukik. During the decade of the 1970's he was given 26 miilion dollars. His institute produced nothing of use and was publicly criticized for waste. Fraud is more like it.
In 1987 Dr. Vincent DeVita, head of NCI from 1980/1988 recommended to 13,000 cancer specialists in North America to give chemotherapy and surgery to all woman with breast cancer, regardless of whether it had spread. DeVita was a Chemotherapy specialist. Dr. Alan Levin of the University of California put the argument against DeVita bluntly: From "The Healing of Cancer",
"Most cancer patients in this country die of Chemotherapy."
In 1988 DeVita received his reward. He left NCI for a $400,000 a year position with Sloan-Kettering in New York as physician-in-chief of the cancer research area. As I have said before, Sloan-Kettering board is well represented with pharmaceutical company executives. On May 8, 1986 the New England Journal of Medicine, published a devastating article highly critical of the NCI's number juggling. Dr. John Bailer, at that time a researcher at the department of biostatistics of the Harvard School of Public Health, co-authored an article with Elaine Smith of the University of Iowa Medical Center.
They found that the NCI had been manipulating the cancer death rate statistics in order to show greater progress. NCI generally reported white-only figures. Non-whites are kept in a separate category. NCI does this because Non-whites, specifically African Americans, have a higher death rate from cancer and would depress the statistics.
Sometimes the NCI omitted lung cancer deaths. From "The Cancer Industry", Bailer and Smith said:
"Reasons for such an omission have not been clearly stated, although it conveniently reverses the overall rise in the mortality form cancer." They concluded that, "...Some 35 years of intense effort focused largely on improving treatment must be judged a qualified failure." The NCI budget this year is 2.5 billion dollars. 99 percent of it will go into researching man-made drugs, the same thing they have been doing for 60 odd years with abysmal results.
A major scandal rocked the NCI in 1994 when the Chicago Tribune broke the story of large scale fraud in the Tamoxifen drug trials. Dr. Bernard Fisher was in charge of the taxpayer funded (about 68 million dollars) National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project of NCI. Fisher used data he knew to be fraudulent in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Samuel Broder, director of the NCI, was also informed about the fraud but remained silent.
Tamoxifen received enormous media exposure thanks to the NCI. They stated that in clinical trials it had a success rate of preventing cancer in 45 percent of the woman who took part in the trials. But two smaller trials of Tamoxifen in England and Italy showed no preventative benefit. Tamoxifen may just delay the onset of breast cancer."
July 15, 2003.
I have been doing some research of my own on the corruption in the NCI and National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Something you may want to add to the $68 million dollar study with tamoxifen..they now have it listed proposition 65 in California as a carcinogen). The tests were rigged previously so that they could do the test on 8000 women, without cancer. What these women did not know is that 32 of them have a chance of not getting breast cancer in their lifetime, but more importantly 7,968 have a larger chance now of getting uterine cancer in their lifetime..not only that a company called Imperial Industrial Chemical, which is located in Perry, Ohio, is one of the biggest polluters of chlorine based products that emit carcinogens, is the company that merged with Astra Zeneca (the manufacture of tamoxifen, which is a drug for breast cancer.) So the company that pollutes with carcinogens that are known to cause breast cancer, also distributes the drug tamoxifen. In addition to that they own many cancer clinics, as well.
They also sponsor breast cancer awareness month, they control the message being put out there to women and if you go to the site, it is loaded with information on tamoxifen, so is the NCI. The Susan G Komen foundation is funded by chemical industry giants. It is all so corrupt...and so many people do not even know about it.
Your site is very informational...this information needs to get out to the general public so contributions end to these corrupt organizations and they die off, so that we can really look for the causes of cancer and preventative measures...instead of always looking for the bottom line dollar.