Cancer Cure Foundation
Founded in 1976 by the John Birch Society spokesman and antisemite: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'. In practice, this means it's a clearinghouse for just about every quack cancer cure under the sun.
A small selection of "therapies":
- 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 sulfate: Developed as a treatment by Joseph Gold. It doesn't work.
- Iscador: an extract of European mistletoe. It doesn't work.
- Rife Machine: 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
- G. Edward Griffin: Author of World Without Cancer and all around crank
- Thomas A. Dorman: a proponent of prolotherapy
What would a website promoting alternative medicine be without its own page of anecdata?
Lorraine Day, M.D: The subject of her very own Quackwatch page.
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.
- Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right by Matthew Dallek (2023) Basic Books. ISBN 1541673565.
- Alternative Cancer Therapies
- World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 by G. Edward Griffin (2010) American Media, 2nd ed. ISBN 0912986506.