RationalWiki's 2018 Fundraiser

There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff — we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.

If everyone seeing this today donates $5, we will meet our goal for 2018.

Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with PayPal Logo.png!

Donations so far: $2951Goal: $5000

GcMAF

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
Icon alt med alt.svg
Unproven articles

GcMAF (Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor) is a blood product which proponents claim can cure cancer, HIV, autism and chronic fatigue syndrome.[1][2] Cancer Research UK have described it as "scientifically extremely dubious".[3]

As an injectable blood product of unknown source taking this is particularly stupid. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) raided a factory in Cambridgeshire, England and found it was being made from blood plasma labelled "Not to be administered to humans or used in any drug products".[4]

James Jeffrey Bradstreet, a US doctor who sold this as an autism cure committed suicide three days after being searched by the US authorities over this stuff. Supporters have claimed he was killed by Big Pharma.[2][5]

References[edit]