Cancer Cure Foundation

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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':

  • Antineoplastons: Created by Stanislaw Burzkynski 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's W.svg: Developed as a treatment by Joseph Gold, it doesn't work.
  • Iscador: an extract of European mistletoe. It doesn't work.
  • Rife MachineWikipedia's W.svgs: 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[4] Caught early, the stage one breast cancer 5-year relative survival rate is 100%.[5]

Lorraine Day, M.D: The subject of her very own Quackwatch page[6].

Donald Factor: diagnosed with metastatic small cell lung cancer in 1986, survived until July 15 2017,[7] despite being treated solely with laetrile, high doses of Vitamin C, and coffee enemas.[8]

Outreach[edit]

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.

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

External links[edit]

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