I have just sent the following email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To Whom it May Concern,
I'm writing in relation to your article, which I found here:
entitled "Appeal for ill child to travel to US for pioneering
You state in the article that the clinic 'provides advanced alternative
cancer treatments'. You refer to it in the title and elsewhere in the
article as 'pioneering treatment'. This 'treatment' has been in
clinical trials since 1984, and there is, as yet, no evidence that it is
a useful treatment of any illness. In a 2004 paper 'Alternative Cancer
Cures: “Unproven” or “Disproven”?' Dr. Andrew Vickers PhD describes it
as disproven. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not
approved these products for the treatment of any disease.
I understand the desire to find hope in a case like this. But the
Burzynski Clinic (which you have also, incidentally, misspelled in the
article) does nothing more than sell people that hope, for vast sums of
money, with nothing of any substance behind it.
<My real name>
I will update this post with a reply, if I get one.
For more on
Burzynski , I recommend following zenbuffy at her blog and/or on twitter @zenbuffy.
<EDITED TO ADD:>
No reply, but the article has been taken down. Screenshot available here, if you're curious. Wouldn't it be nice if they put a short apology, or explanation, in place of the original though?