Cancer Research - A Super Fraud?
"Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them." - Linus Pauling PhD (Two-time Nobel Prize winner).
Have you ever wondered why, despite the billions of dollars spent on cancer research over many decades, and the constant promise of a cure which is forever "just around the corner", cancer continues to increase?
This is a must read especially if you are planning to donate to the Cancer societies.
Then read the following as it demonstrates how the actual Cancer rates have changed profile...
"The implications of this are vast: that the vaunted slight downturn in cancer deaths is not real, but is an artifact of the decline in autopsies at American hospitals. The implication is that the war on cancer is failing across the board, but is being hidden from us (and Congress) by clever manipulation of the data. This undermines the credibility of the entire cancer establishment. Check the abstract out for yourself."
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Autopsy diagnoses of malignant neoplasms: how often are clinical diagnoses incorrect?
Burton EC, Troxclair DA, Newman WP 3rd.
Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans 70112, USA.
CONTEXT: Autopsy often reveals new diagnoses of malignant neoplasms, but as technological advances to improve diagnosis during life have improved, autopsy rates have declined dramatically. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is still a high discordance rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses of malignant neoplasms despite increasing technological advances in diagnostic methods. DESIGN AND SETTING: A 10-year retrospective study (1986-1995) of all autopsies performed at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans. PARTICIPANTS: All patients autopsied, excluding preterm fetuses, at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, by both Tulane and Louisiana State University Schools of Medicine in which consent was obtained or authorization given from the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Discordance between clinical and autopsy diagnoses of malignant neoplasms. RESULTS: A total of 1625 cases were reviewed of which 520 preterm fetuses were excluded. Of the remaining 1105 cases, 654 were male and 451 were female. The mean age was 48.3 years (range, 1-98 years). A total of 433 neoplasms were diagnosed, 250 of which were malignant. One hundred eleven malignant neoplasms in 100 patients had been either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and in 57 patients, the immediate cause of death could be attributed to the malignant neoplasm. The discordance between clinical and autopsy diagnoses of malignant neoplasms in this study is 44%, which is similar to previously reported studies. CONCLUSION: The discordance rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses of malignant neoplasms is large and confirms the importance of the postmortem examination.
PMID: 9786374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
JAMA EDITOR FIRED!
1/16/99-- I woke up this morning astonished, angered and saddened to learn that George Lundberg, MD, had been fired as editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The ostensible reason was that he published a research article about college students' sexual attitudes and moved the article up to coincide with President Clinton's impeachment trial. But this so-called "oral sex" article was a flimsy pretext for getting rid of Dr. Lundberg. In the past year, Dr. Lundberg has been trying to chart a new course in relation to complementary and alternative medicine. In sharp distinction to his rivals at the New England Journal of Medicine, he has favored and published good research on these topics.
An AMA spokesperson said the firing came from a culmination of a general "displeasure in the direction the journal has been taking" recently. ABC News reported that "To many in mainstream medicine, in fact, the firing may come as no surprise. Lundberg had recently published a special issue of JAMA filled with studies on alternative medicine - massage, chiropractic, herbs, homeopathy and other therapies not widely taught or used in conventional health care settings. One study found that burning herbs at acupuncture points on a woman's body worked effectively to flip a breach baby around. Another article criticized doctors for having moved away from performing large numbers of autopsies. Lundberg, 65, declined to discuss the reason or release any other details on the advice of his attorney, but told The Associated Press: 'This is a really big story, especially when you find out why.' "
I can't wait to find out why. I hope that Dr. Lundberg will published a tell-all book about the inner workings of the AMA and its journal. That would be something well worth reading. However, having myself been fired from a "prestigious" medical institution for getting too sympathetic to alternative medicine, my heart goes out to the doctor. He has been compared to another well known JAMA editor, Morris Fishbein, MD, but the contrast couldn't be greater. It was Fishbein who set the frantic quackbusting tone of JAMA for decades. Lundberg tried to correct that and bring the association gracefully into the new millennium. Like many a pioneer, he got it in the neck for his efforts.
A note about autopsies: You will notice the glancing reference to a Lundberg-sponsored article criticizing doctors for "having moved away from performing large numbers of autopsies..." Huh? Does a journal editor of 17 years standing get fired for advocating autopsies? What the article actually said, however, was that much hidden or occult cancer goes undiagnosed and undetected because doctors have all but stopped doing routine autopsies--down from about 50 percent to 5 percent in the last two decades. There was a "44 percent discordance rate" between the actual and the reported cancer deaths. The implications of this are vast: that the vaunted slight downturn in cancer deaths is not real, but is an artifact of the decline in autopsies at American hospitals. The implication is that the war on cancer is failing across the board, but is being hidden from us (and Congress) by clever manipulation of the data. While Lundberg never came out and said this in public it was the clear implication of the research article he published. This undermines the credibility of the entire cancer establishment. Check the abstract out for yourself.
It's a bit frightening that such a highly revered figure as Dr. Lundberg can be fired in this ignominious way. I remember a conversation I had with Robert A. Good, MD, PhD about 25 years ago. Dr. Good was president of Sloan-Kettering Institute, I was his chief science writer. In the course of dinner at the "21 Club" he said, "You know I'm just like you...They can fire me at the drop of a hat." (I don't know what sedition I was preaching at the moment.) A few years later, Dr. Good and his colleagues fired me because of my statements in the laetrile affair. And shortly after that, Dr. Good himself was unceremoniously removed from his post. So there are indeed "powers-that-be" in American medicine, and they can pull strings. Exit Dr. Lundberg.
Nonetheless, I remain very optimistic about the long-term trend. This desperate act just shows how powerful complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become. The reactionaries at the AMA and elsewhere can rant and rail and scheme. But the overall trend is towards a greater openness, good studies, and the eventually integration of the best of CAM with the best of conventional medicine.
[Plus see our further comments in the February 1999 Onlne Update, available to clients.]
Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is director of the The Moss Reports for cancer patients. Dr. Moss is the author of eleven books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is or has been an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Urological Association, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the German Society of Oncology. He wrote the first article on alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Entertainment (as a film documentarian). This Web site does not advocate any particular treatment for cancer. We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems, especially cancer. Before consulting our site please read our full Disclaimer statement.
posted by Chris Gupta on Wednesday July 2 2003
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