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Cancer Cure Foundation

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G. Edward Griffin
Their 1976 pixelated image is still inspiring confidence in 2023!
Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

Founded in 1976 by the John Birch Society spokesman and antisemite[1]:163,262 G. Edward Griffin (1931–), the Cancer Cure Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and website that 'provides an unbiased analysis of the major alternative-cancer clinics, treatments and therapies'.[2] In practice, this means it's a clearinghouse for just about every quack cancer cure under the sun.

It is listed as a non-recommended information source by Quackwatch.[3]

Listed therapies[edit]

A small selection of "therapies":[4]

  • Antineoplastons: Created by Stanislaw Burzynski and derived from human urine. They don't work.
  • Essiac: A tea made from four different herbs. It doesn't work.
  • Gerson Therapy: Invented by Max Gerson, and consisting of a modified diet, coffee enemas, and lots of vitamin supplements. It doesn't work.
  • Hydrazine sulfateWikipedia: Developed as a treatment by Joseph Gold. It doesn't work.
  • Iscador: an extract of European mistletoe. It doesn't work.
  • Rife MachineWikipedia: Created by Royal Rife, the device supposedly uses electricity to kill pathogens. It doesn't work.
  • Shark cartilage: Exactly what it sounds like. It doesn't work.

Sensing a pattern yet?

Board members of note[edit]

Selected testimonials[edit]

What would a website promoting alternative medicine be without its own page of anecdata?

Dee Simmons: Stage one breast cancer survivor[6] Caught early, the stage one breast cancer 5-year relative survival rate is 100%.[7]

Lorraine Day, M.D: The subject of her very own Quackwatch page.[8]

Donald Factor: diagnosed with metastatic small cell lung cancer in 1986, survived until July 15 2017,[9] despite being treated solely with laetrile, high doses of Vitamin C, and coffee enemas.[10]


The Cancer Cure Foundation sells or links to a wide variety of media, many having to do with laetrile, G. Edward Griffin's personal hobbyhorse.[11]

They also link to seemingly every alternative website under the sun, including those run by Andrew Weil, Gary Null, and Matthias Rath.[12]

External links[edit]