I was quite happy that Skeptical Inquirer (SI) agreed to publish articles by Bob Blaskiewicz and myself about the highly dubious cancer doctor in Houston known as Stanislaw Burzynski. Indeed, Bob and I have been busily doing our best to promote it, appearing on various podcasts, including Point of Inquiry and, most recently, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, where once again we've called on skeptics to help us put pressure on our elected officials to prevent Dr. Burzynski from continuing to take advantage of desperate cancer patients, many with incurable disease, particularly incurable brain cancers. It's in this spirit that I write this brief post for SfSBM. My only disappointment thus far was that SI is still largely print-only, which meant that I could only expose our article to subscribers and urge nonsubscribers to pick up a copy (which, by the way, you can still do, as I believe the issue with Bob's and my articles is still on the stands). Given that my article was designed to be a primer on Stanislaw Burzynski for skeptics, while Bob's article was intended to make suggestions about what you as supporters of science-based medicine can do to try to protect cancer patients, I'm now happy to announce that SI has published both of our articles online:
Read. Learn. Enjoy. Comment. And thanks to Kendrick Frazier and all the kind folks at SI for publishing our articles online as early as they could. Thus enlightened and fortified with knowledge, then head on over to thehoustoncancerquack.com to find out what more you can do to help. Bob also has a Change.org petition. As I mentioned not too long ago, I'll be in Darrell Issa's neck of the woods in San Diego from April 5 to 9, where hopefully I'll get to meet with some of the skeptics there to help in any way I can while I'm not attending the AACR meeting. Finally, another reason why I'm happy that these articles have been published online is because it allows my readers who don't subscribe to SI to have a chance to read them. It also gives you a chance to comment on them, and I hope you'll do so below.