Cancer: Myth vs Fact

What you don’t know (yet) about its cause, prevention and treatment

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By Karl Lawrence on Thursday, October 29, 2015
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In this week’s episode of Your Best Life, Karl interviews Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, an internationally-recognized physician investigator who pioneered the use of biologically active peptides for the treatment of cancer. Dr. Burzynski is an active researcher and has authored and co-authored more than three hundred scientific publications. His work has produced over 244 patents, in thirty-five countries, covering seventeen proprietary inventions. During this episode, Karl and Dr. Burzynski discuss the cancer genesis, epigenetics, protecting genes, integrative treatment, and antineoplastons.

Main Questions Asked:

  • What is the difference between cancer cells and normal cells, and how does cancer genesis begin?
  • How do people acquire cancers?
  • Do you find that the prior thought about oxidated stress on cells and the benefits of antioxidants is something that can keep the immune system working correctly and the P53 gene activated?
  • What are you seeing in terms of integrative treatment in addition to the manipulation of the cancer switches?
  • What is an antineoplaston? How is it derived and what is its role in treatment?
  • Are antineoplastons toxic?
  • What's the downside to this form of therapy?
  • What is exciting you most about your current research?
  • How are you doing with your own study?

Key Lessons Learned:

Cancer Genesis

  • Cancer is the disease of information processing. The wrong information network causes malignant cells to be prosperous and normal cells to die out.
  • Both malignant and normal cells develop and work according to the problem that is recorded in the genome.
  • Cancer cells have a different genome, which is cancerous.
  • In cancer genome cells, we have numerous abnormal genes. These destroy normal cells and take over the body.
  • In malignant cells, there are at least 60-80 abnormal genes in the genome, but in some of the malignant cells such as brain tumors, you might find more than 600 abnormal genes that form malignant networks.
  • If you want to successfully control cancer, we need to reprogram the malignant network and change the information processing in malignant cells so malignant cells will behave like normal cells.
  • If you feed the right information into the network, you can completely change it.


  • This deals with the regulation of the activity of the genes.
  • This is useful in controlling cancer, but it’s not sufficient because when you have highly abnormal genes that are mutated, they need to be destroyed and epigenetics may not be strong enough to do it.
  • If we are talking about ‘switching genes off,’ then epigenetics is the place to do that.

Acquiring Cancer

  • Cancer is acquired through mutation of the genes.
  • Gene mutations can be acquired from the parents, and some occur in children.
  • In adults, hereditary factors are less important than environmental factors.
  • Environmental factors can include viruses, chemicals, radiation, and numerous other factors.
  • One of the most important genes is P53. If the activity of this gene is switched off by using epigenetic factors, then the body isn’t effective on removing malignant cells that contain genetic mutations.
  • In some cancers such as colon cancer, turning off the activity of the genes by using epigenetic factors is the most important.

Protecting Genes

  • You need to protect your genes, which are the guardians of the integrity of the genome. That prevents occurrence of mutations.
  • Using various dietary ingredients can protect genes.
  • Gene-protecting chemicals are supplied in our diets from foods such as blueberries and strawberries. These foods contain a number of chemicals, which can react with the sequences for the p53 genes and protect it.
  • We need to neutralize the genes that cause cancer and support the genes that support cancer.
  • This can be compared to working with multiple switches that will turn on the right genes and turn off the bad genes.
  • Medications are being introduced that work as ‘switches.’

Diet and Integrative Treatment

  • There are about 700,000 ingredients that exist in food that might help to regulate cancer cells.
  • The problem is these chemicals exist in small quantities in various foods and are not powerful enough to treat cancer. They are, however, powerful enough to give preventative effects. If isolated and used in medications, then they have a better chance.
  • Reducing the energy supply to cancer cells is important, and a ketogenic diet can play a part.


  • Dr. Burzynski discovered antineoplastons in 1967. At this time, there was no idea what genes were causing cancer or could fight it.
  • These are naturally occurring chemicals that belong to the group of peptides and derivatives of amino acids, which cover a large number of genes that are common to many different cancers.
  • Atineoplastons were initially discovered as chemicals that were deficient in blood in patients who have cancer yet abundant in the blood of healthy people.
  • They work in more than 100 genes that are very important in cancer.
  • In the cases of some cancers, it is sufficient to use antineoplastons as a single treatment.
  • Antineoplastons are not toxic and are in the same toxicity range as food.
  • Adverse effects include disturbing the fluid and mineral balance in the body. However, this can be corrected within a day.

Current State of Medicine

  • State medical boards protect big medical institutions and monopolies known as the ‘medical mafia.’
  • In thirty-one states, there are new laws that permit doctors to use medications that are investigational and have passed stage one clinical trials.
  • Dr. Burzynski has completed 14 stage two clinical trials and is awaiting the FDA to give the go ahead on the phase three plan, as well as having the economic resources to fund that plan.

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Burzynski Clinic

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