Dean Mouscher also posted the following conversation he had with a "protocol nurse" about another treatment, called TRA, coincidentally developed in Houston.

Dean: What have your results been with TRA?

Nurse: We don't know yet, we've been doing it for too short a time and the results haven't been tabulated.

Dean: How long have you been doing it?

Nurse: A year.

Dean: Is that too short a time to get a feel for whether it's working or not? These tumors progress pretty quickly. I would think a year would be enough to see if you had any results or not.

Nurse: Well, like I told you, the results haven't been tabulated yet, so we don't know if it represents an improvement or not.

Dean: There haven't been any spectacular results?

Nurse (defensively): No, no spectacular results, but it hasn't worked any worse than anything else.

[Dean adds: That's easy to believe, since everything else is essentially useless. ]

Dean: Have you heard of a guy by the name of Burzynski who apparently practices in Houston?

Nurse: Hah! He's a quack.

Dean: Why do you say that?

Nurse (slightly stunned and offended that he questioned her blanket statement): Well, I told you he's from Houston, and everybody around here pretty much accepts that he's a quack. He derives his treatment from urine.

Dean adds: I couldn't help shaking my head again at this very interesting mentality. Even if Burzynski never cured anyone, why is he any more of a quack than they are? After all, they themselves have never been able to help anyone with a glioblastoma multiforme. And yet they're so self-important with their little projects, spending years and who knows how much money seeing if new drug XYZ prolongs survival from 4.3 to 4.7 months."

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