Mainstream medicine plays very dirty indeed to defend its near-monopoly on cancer treatment, leaving a long trail of promising cancer treatments lying ignored and suppressed in its wake. By way of illustration, Dr Stanislaw Burzynski may be on the verge of a hard-fought breakthrough for his antineoplaston treatment – and his struggles offer an object lesson about the trials in store for another promising therapy, Gc-MAF.

The high-profile Dr B

You may have heard of Dr Stanislaw Burzynski, the discoverer of antineoplastons. Not only has his work received considerable media and blogosphere attention, both favourable and hostile, but he’s already been the topic of one documentary with a sequel in the works. There is a reason for his visibility: unlike so many cancer researchers who choose to operate outside the mainstream model of ‘cut, poison, drug and burn’, Dr Burzynski has stood firm against everything that has been thrown at him. What’s more, he appears to be winning.

What are antineoplastons?

In short, they are protein components, known as peptides, that Dr Burzynski believes have a twofold role in cancer prevention. In his own words, “The human body has…molecular switches, some of which turn off oncogenes, and others which turn on tumor-suppressor genes. These switches are called antineoplastons, which are naturally occurring peptides and amino acid derivatives in the blood and urine that the human body naturally uses to control cancer growth…The name “antineoplastons” comes from their function in controlling neoplastic or cancerous cells: i.e., anti-neoplastic cell agents.”

Antineoplaston landmarks

Dr Burzynski’s story is long, involved – and breathtaking. In short, it’s a tale of dogged determination by one man to bring a highly promising cancer treatment to market, in the face of a US government campaign of intimidation, harassment, sabotage and attempted patent theft. To simplify things, we’ve put together a list of major events in Dr Burzynski’s struggle to bring antineoplastons to public attention and availability, which you can download here.

Burzynski on Burzynski

This stunning story is best summed up by a quote from Dr Burzynski himself: “The entire [orthodox] approach is totally wrong. It’s based on the microscopic diagnosis of cancer which is about one hundred and sixty years old.  Without really looking at what is causing cancer, without looking for the genetic signature of the cancer…[it’s a] terrible waste, waste of resources, a terrible waste of human lives because in the meantime these patients obviously will not respond and they could respond if they would be given good medicine…It’s a totalitarian approach [that is] good for the pharmaceutical companies because they will make billions of dollars…But of course bad news for patients.”

Gc-MAF: antineoplastons mark II?

Back in 1993, Nobuto Yamamoto, then working at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, USA, first described a remarkable molecule. His paper reported the conversion of vitamin D3 binding protein (DBP, known in humans as Gc) into a potent macrophage-activating factor (MAF), known as Gc-MAF. Macrophages are a key part of the human immune system with two roles: to engulf and destroy pathogens and cellular debris, and to recruit other immune cells to respond to the pathogen.

Macrophages are crucial to both innate, or non-specific, immunity and adaptive, or specific, immunity. Under normal circumstances, Gc-MAF is upregulated when the immune system detects a threat, ‘activating’ macrophages so that they single-mindedly pursue pathogens. Cancer cells, a prime target of macrophages, are clever little critters that secrete an enzyme – alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase or nagalase – that inactivates Gc-MAF, thus preventing macrophages from becoming activated and protecting cancer cells. Administration of Gc-MAF is proposed to bypass nagalase, stimulating macrophages to become activated and attack tumour cells. In other words, it’s a potent immunomodulator, rather like antineoplastons.

So why haven’t most of us heard of it?

Unlike antineoplastons, however, Gc-MAF hasn’t had the benefit of a single patent owner – as a natural molecule, it cannot be patented without being modified – with the will and resources to push it under the noses of the public and health authorities. Dr Yamamoto has run small human trials in breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, with promising results. However, he is by no means alone, as David Noakes is at pains to point out: “There’s better research than Dr Yamamoto’s out there these days, and it’s all listed on our website,” he says.

David Noakes might just be the person to bring Gc-MAF into the mainstream. He’s the CEO of Immuno Biotech Ltd. and spokesperson for First Immune Gc-MAF, a project he describes as, “PhD and BSc biochemists and biomedical scientists…with external doctors, oncologists and scientists who kindly provide advice, committed to bringing some of the increasing number of published but relatively unused medical cures to as many people as we can.”  At the moment, Noakes and his colleagues are supplying Gc-MAF to 30 countries where it is legal, via a network of “around 300” doctors. Their Gc-MAF is made to extremely high standards, and is being used in ongoing clinical research by Noakes’ collaborators and others. Their ultimate goal is to, “Build the case that GcMAF is effective for various illnesses, which will help to make it available to the public”.

An uphill struggle

Noakes has no illusions about the struggle he faces, as he explained to ANH-Intl. “Doctors, cancer doctors especially, know what they’re up against in countries like the US and UK. In all of the US, there’s only one doctor – Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD – who’s so far been prepared to put his head above the parapet about Gc-MAF. Many more take a cautious but pragmatic attitude; they might say to their patients, “Get it, but please don’t tell me!””

Getting nowhere in Guernsey

Recently, Noakes asked the Guernsey authorities whether they would allow First Immune Gc-MAF to produce the product in peace, in their own laboratory, hoping to take advantage of the island’s historically liberal attitude and exemption from EU laws“We even offered to treat Guernsey kids with autism or cancer with Gc-MAF, for free – and anyone with infectious diseases for one-third of the normal cost. But they said no!” he reports in disgust. “Guernsey has even declared Gc-MAF an illegal drug, unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s come to something when Dubai is a better environment for the production and distribution of a potentially life-saving treatment than Guernsey, the UK or USA, but there you go.”

In a topsy-turvy world, there’s nothing more upside-down than cancer research, as these two stories powerfully confirm. But everyone should be encouraged that Dr Burzynski appears on the verge of bucking the US system. We wish Dr Burzynski, David Noakes and his collaborators all the luck in bringing their potentially game-changing treatments into the mainstream, and into the hands of as many cancer patients as possible.


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  1. I am a terminal cancer patient and a medical cancer patient. I have High-grade serous cell ovarian carcinoma
    as I am a BRCA1+ (like Angelina Jolie). My sister died from the same cancer I was diagnosed with 90 days after
    her death. She died from the chemo, not the cancer. There are NO KNOWN SURVIVORS of my cancer when it
    recurs as peritoneal carcinomatosis. NONE.
    I refused chemo every time they offered it as it can’t help me according to all the medical articles I read.
    When High-grade serous carcinoma of the ovaries recurs, it is called peritoneal carcinomatosis, long words that
    mean “TERMINAL” in the English that ordinary people without God complexes use. So, I am terminal
    according to all of my doctors. First Immune is a biotech company that sells GcMAF which uses your
    body’s immune system to kill the cancer. I have a highly aggressive cancer. It is the most virulent,
    most malignant and most deadly of all the gynecological cancers, discovered during a preventative
    hysterectomy–to PREVENT the cancer it revealed.

    The cancer I have DOUBLES in size every 5-6 weeks. I have been following First Immune’s stage 4 cancer
    protocol to the LETTER with the GcMAF injections and dietary and vitamin protocols. I’ve had ZERO side
    effects–NONE!! I also have a November 2016 MRI that shows that my larger tumor has NOT progressed AND
    the smaller one has shrunk by almost 3/4 of a centimeter and the scattered miliary tumors are gone. This
    cancer NEVER SHRINKS. NEVER. It is 100% fatal and is considered an incurable cancer–that the oncologists
    wanted to treat with a 40 year old protocol. I am writing a book about this experience and it has been a real
    eye-opener about the total corruption of the FDA which is owned and run by Big Pharma.

    I have MRIs that PROVE GcMAF works, and that I am ALIVE makes me LIVING proof it works.
    I owe my life to First Immune’s GcMAF, I have no doubt of that. I am not 100% cured yet, but I am
    confident I would have been when I finish the treatment. It takes 6-18 months depending on your
    cancer type,and it may take me another year to beat this–however, it’s not like I’m being poisoned
    by chemo, bald, vomiting and eaten down to the bone. You would never know I have cancer by looking
    at me. I look healthy and feel fine. If GcMAF cures HGSC peritoneal carcinoma, in my opinion it will cure ANY cancer.​

    Researchers testing GcMAF stated it, “works 100% of the time to eradicate cancer completely, and cancer does
    not recur even years later.” The weekly injection GcMAF, a harmless glyco-protein activates the human immune
    system which then can kill the growing cancer. Studies among breast cancer and colon cancer patients produced
    complete remissions lasting 4 and 7 years respectively. This glyco-protein cure is totally without side effects but
    currently goes unused and completely ignored by cancer doctors. Why? Maybe it is because there is little money
    to be made in selling it. For less than $20,000 US Dollars a cancer patient can obtain an adequate amount of
    GcMAF to cure most cancers. In the USA, Chemo is 3/4 of a million dollars for a round–big moneymaker for them!

    I have an incurable cancer. I had been given 6 months to live in July of 2016 and told I would die around November 2016.
    It’s March 2017 as I am typing this and I am NOT PRESENTING ANY SYMPTOMS OF CANCER. I feel fine, plenty
    of energy and I DO NOT have so much as a swollen lymph node anywhere. No ascites, no pain, NO NOTHING. I am
    totally asymptomatic and my doctors are BAFFLED. They don’t know I am going after my own cure since chemotherapy
    has zero chance of curing me. Cancer is an immunodeficiency disease and chemo kills the cancer cells but destroys the
    ALREADY COMPROMISED immune system so when it comes BACK the body has no way to fight it off.

    I OWE MY LIFE TO DAVID NOAKES AND FIRST IMMUNE. I have attached the MRI reports–documented legal medical
    records that PROVE that GcMAF works. However, I have not completed my cure, and now I will very likely DIE because
    of this smear campaign by Big Pharma or whatever the UK version is of Big Pharma. I will be coming to England to testify
    in behalf of David Noakes. He is a visionary and a hero and has cured thousands of people with his immunotherapy drugs
    and I am going to reach out to all of them and should this proceed to a trial, you can expect thousands of sworn affidavits
    from grateful patients. I’m probably going to die because of what the handmaidens of Big Pharma have done to David
    Noakes–but I will die praising him for giving me at least an extra year of high-quality life because of GcMAF. He is a medical
    hero and my doctor here in the USA (I am in the United States) is also sending an affidavit that GcMAF works. She wasn’t
    a believer at first but she can’t argue with my tumors disappearing and my cancer symptoms resolving. Big Pharma with this
    smear and raid has signed my death warrant–but I will die cursing them and trying to help David Noakes continue to bring
    his CURE–NOT A REMISSION–A CURE for cancer AND MANY OTHER THINGS to suffering and dying people.

    My medical records will document that I have an unsurvivable cancer that never shrinks–yet with First Immune’s GcMAF they
    were shrinking and disappearing. I would have become the first known survivor of a terrible cancer that kills everyone and
    now I am going to die because of Big Pharma–but I will not be silent and I am NOT dead yet. I’ve never had chemo. Documented.
    I was told I’d die in November 2016. 6 months later I’m still here with an MRI coming up this week that I am sure will show
    continued progress. I am hoping that the supply of GcMAF I have in my freezer will be enough to complete my cure, but I
    am certain that I would have died–just like my sister did–had I allowed Big Pharma’s doctors to poison me with chemo.

    Google me. I am a real person. I’m going to take the witness stand to defend David Noakes and First Immune too if I am alive, and
    I will video my testimony if losing access to the CURE takes my life, to help others. This is WRONG, it’s a smear and if you want
    the story of the century on medicine, research what I have written–it’s ALL true. I’m not sure the media these days cares about the
    truth any more, but on the small chance you do, here is your opportunity to do the right thing AND win journalism awards for
    the story. I am at your disposal for comments either through email, Skype or any other communication method.

    The MRI I will send via pdf file shows my cancer progress from no cancer after the surgery to the recurrence in July, and progression in August to the shrinkage and disappearance in November 2016 and I’m having another one this Friday March 3rd 2017 and I will send the results (that I am certain will show continued progress) to anyone who would like to see them as soon as I have them.

    Dr. David Noakes is a hero and I owe him my life. I will NOT be silent. I did this–and bet my life of GcMAF and it’s the only reason
    I am not dead. Contact me. I’m REAL and I am telling the truth. Do the right thing and print some truth.

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