From The Cancer Chronicles #14
© Feb. 1993 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

[Rep. Porter is one among many people in Congress
who have taken an interest in the Burzynski case.--ED]

Last April [1992], Rep. John E. Porter (R-IL) sent the following letter to Texas Governor Ann Richards, concerning the case of Dr. S.R. Burzynski...

"I am writing to convey my concern over the Texas Department of Health's attempt to prevent the Burzynski Research Institute (BRI) from using antineoplastons on its patients. The Texas Medical Practices Act recognized an appropriate role of experimental drugs and drug combinations in the treatment of terminal diseases.

"Section 5.09 of this Act states: `a physician licensed to practice medicine under this Act may supply patients with any drugs, remedies, or clinical supplies as are necessary to meet the patients' immediate needs.' Seeking a permanent injunction against BRI's antineoplaston therapy is in direct conflict with this provision.

"Prominent oncologists at leading cancer centers across the country have examined the records of BRI's patients and acknowledge that the antineoplaston therapy is having beneficial effects. If successful in its lawsuit against BRI, the state of Texas will deny these patients the only treatment which as having any positive effect. In my opinion, this would be a tragedy."

"While still experimental, antineoplastons are poised to enter the FDA approval process. I urge you to delay any further action against BRI..."

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.

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