Cancer Cure Foundation

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Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

Founded in 1976 by G. Edward Griffin, 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'.[1] In practice, this means it's a clearinghouse for just about every quack cancer cure under the sun.

It is listed as a nonrecommended information source by Quackwatch.[2]

Listed therapies[edit]

A small selection of "therapies":[3]

  • 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[5] Caught early, the stage one breast cancer 5-year relative survival rate is 100%.[6]

Lorraine Day, M.D: The subject of her very own Quackwatch page.[7]

Donald Factor: diagnosed with metastatic small cell lung cancer in 1986, survived until July 15 2017,[8] despite being treated solely with laetrile, high doses of Vitamin C, and coffee enemas.[9]


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.[10]

They also link to seemingly every alternative website under the sun, including those run by Andrew Weil, Gary Null, and Matthias Rath.[11]

External links[edit]