To base the whole argument of whether Laetrile works or not solely on laboratory experiments and their results is ludicrous.
Since cancer research and treatments run into the billions of dollars, the government agencies along with the major cancer research centers will always hide the truth. To be able to cure cancer with something so “trivial and inexpensive” a treatment is tantamount to all Laetrile research by cancer research centers being sabotaged.
However, there are a few honest researchers with integrity who have not played the political cancer game. Money is not what motivates these people but the search for truth does.
Here are a few of the names with a brief synopsis of their experiments with Laetrile:
Dr. Ernest T. Krebs, Jr. is a biochemist and the researcher who first isolated Laetrile in apricot seeds. He also discovered B-15 (pangamic acid, a vitamin which has been proven to be an important adjunctive therapy in the treatment of illnesses related to circulation).
He spent three years of anatomy and medicine at Hahnemann Medical College and then changed his direction and became a doctor of biochemistry. He did undergraduate work at the University of Illinois between 1938-41. He did graduate work at the University of Mississippi and also at the University of California.
By 1950, he had isolated the nutritional factor in crystalline form and named it Laetrile. He tested it on animals to make sure that it was not toxic. He then had to prove that it was not toxic to humans. There was only one thing to do. He rolled up his sleeve and injected Laetrile into his own arm. As he predicted, there were no harmful or distressing side effects.
I find it interesting to note that Dr. Krebs was more than willing to test his theory about Laetrile on himself while cancer doctors and their personnel take great precautions to be sure they themselves are not exposed to the drugs they administer to their cancer victims, I mean patients.
Dr. Krebs authored many scientific papers in his lifetime. He was the recipient of numerous honors and doctorates both at home and abroad. He was the science director of the John Beard Memorial Foundation before his death in 1996.
Dr. Dean Burk, Director of the Cytochemistry Section of the federal government’s National Cancer Institute reported that, in a series of tests on animal tissue, the (Laetrile) vitamin B-17 had no harmful effect on normal cells, but was deadly to a cancer cell.
In another series of tests, Dr. Burk reported that Laetrile was responsible for prolonging the life of cancerous rats eighty percent longer than those in the control group that were not inoculated.
Dr. Burk was one of the foremost cancer specialists in the world.
He was the recipient of the Gerhard Domagk Award for Cancer Research, the Hillebrand Award of the American Chemical Society, and the Commander Knighthood Of the Medical Order of Bethlehem (Rome) founded in 1459 by Pope Pius the Eleventh. He held a Ph.D. in biochemistry earned at the University of California. He was a Fellow of the National Research Council at the University of London, of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology, and also Harvard. He was senior chemist at the National Cancer Institute, which he helped establish, and in 1946 became Director of the Cytochemistry Section. He belonged to eleven scientific organizations, wrote three books relating to chemotherapy research in cancer, and was author or co-author of more than two hundred scientific papers in the field of cell chemistry. He is a biochemist.
If Dr. Burk says that Laetrile works, I believe him!
For five years, between 1972 and 1977, Laetrile was meticulously tested at Sloan-Kettering under the direction of Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura. Dr. Sugiura was the senior laboratory researcher at Sloan-Kettering with over 60 years’ experience. He had earned the highest respect for his knowledge and integrity. He was the perfect person to conduct experiments since his quest for truth blocked out anything else.
Dr. C. Chester Stock, the man in charge of Sloan-Kettering’s laboratory-testing division wrote this about Dr. Sigiura, “Few, if any, names in cancer research are as widely known as Kanematsu Sugiura’s… Possibly the high regard in which his work is held is best characterized by a comment made to me by a visiting investigator in cancer research from Russia”. He said, “When Dr. Sugiura publishes, we know we don’t have to repeat the study, for we would obtain the same results he has reported.” (Ralph Moss, The Cancer Syndrome, New York: Grove Press, 1980 pg. 258)
The official report about Laetrile from Dr. Sigiura read:
“The results clearly show that Amygdalin significantly inhibits the appearance of lung metastasis in mice bearing spontaneous mammary tumors and increases significantly the inhibition of the growth of the primary tumors… Laetrile also seemed to prevent slightly the appearance of new tumors… The improvement of health and appearance of the treated animals in comparison to controls is always a common observation… Dr. Sugiura has never observed complete regression of these tumors in all his cosmic experience with other chemotherapeutic agents.” (“A Summary of the Effect of Amygdalin Upon Spontaneous Mammary Tumors in Mice,” Sloan-Kettering report, June 13, 1973.)
Dr. Sugiura’s report was cause for great alarm at Sloan-Kettering.
Remember, cancer is over a hundred-billion dollar a year industry. This report would cause the house of cards to collapse. As would be expected then, others who were not as honest as Dr.
Sugiura conducted many more experiments.
At a press conference, a reporter asked Dr. Sugiura suddenly if he stuck to his report. Dr. Sugiura clearly and boldly stated, “I stick,” even though Sloan-Kettering was trying to discredit everything that he did. To read about the many times that Sloan-Kettering tried to discredit their finest researcher, get the book, “World Without Cancer,” by G. Edward Griffin.
There are many other Doctors from around the world that have researched and used Laetrile. Below is a list of some of them,
In Japan there is Shigeaki Sakai, a prominent physician in Tokyo.
In a paper published in the October 1963 Asian Medical journal, Dr. Sakai reported: Administered to cancer patients, Laetrile has proven to be quite free from any harmful side effects, and I would say that no anticancer drug could make a cancerous patient improve faster than Laetrile. It goes without saying that Laetrile controls cancer and is quite effective wherever it is located.
In Italy there is Professor Etore Guidetti, M.D., of the University of Turin Medical School.
Dr. Guidetti spoke before the Conference of the International Union Against Cancer held in Brazil in 1954. He revealed how his use of Laetrile in terminal cancer patients had caused the destruction of a wide variety of tumors including those of the uterus, cervix, rectum, and breast. “In some cases,” he said, “one has been able to observe a group of fulminating and cauliflower- like neoplastic masses resolved very rapidly.” He reported that, after giving Laetrile to patients with lung cancer, he had been “able to observe, with the aid of radiography, a regression of the neoplasm or the metastases.”
After Guidetti’s presentation, an American doctor rose in the audience and announced that Laetrile had been investigated in the United States and found to be worthless.
Dr.Guidetti replied, “I do not care what was determined in the United States. I am merely reporting what I saw in my own clinic.” (Cancer News Journal, Jan./April, 1971, p. 19)
In Belgium, Professor Joseph H. Maisin, Sr., M.D., of the University of Louvain where he was Director of the Institute of Cancer. He also was President Emeritus of the International League Against Cancer, which conducts the International Cancer Congress every four years.
In Canada there is N.R. Bouziane, M.D., former Director of Research Laboratories at St. Jeanne d’Arc Hospital in Montreal and a member of the hospital’s tumor board in charge of chemotherapy.
In the Philippines there is Manuel Navarro, M.D., former Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila; an Associate Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines; a Fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism; and a member of the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine Cancer Society, and many other medical groups. He has been recognized internationally as a cancer researcher and has over one hundred major scientific papers to his credit, some of which have been read before the International Cancer Congress.
In Mexico there is Ernesto Contreras, M.D., who, for over three decades, has operated the Good Samaritan Cancer Clinic (now called the Oasis Hospital) in Tijuana. He is one of Mexico’s most distinguished medical figures. He received postgraduate training at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital in Boston. He has served as Professor of Histology and Pathology at the Mexican Army Medical School and as the chief pathologist at the Army Hospital in Mexico City.
And in the United States there are such respected names as:
Dr. Dean Burk of the National Cancer Institute;
Dr. John A. Morrone of the Jersey City Medical Center; Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., who developed Laetrile;
Dr. John A. Richardson, the courageous San Francisco physician who challenged the government’s right to prevent Laetrile from being used in the United States;
(See John A. Richardson, M.D., and Patricia Griffin, R.N., Laetrile Case Histories; The Richardson Cancer Clinic Experience published by Westlake Village, CA: American Media, 1977)
Dr. Philip E. Binzel, Jr., a physician in Washington Court House, Ohio, who has used Laetrile for over twenty years with outstanding success (Philip E. Binzel, M.D., Alive and Well: One Doctor’s Experience with Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients, published by American Media, Westlake Village, CA, 1994)
There are many others from over twenty other countries with equally impeccable credentials. In my opinion, these results are more credible than something that can be worked up in a laboratory. The proof of whether Laetrile works or not is undisputed by eyewitness accounts from these highly respected physicians who have had many years of seeing people recover from their cancer by using Laetrile therapy. Remember, laboratory experiments can be manipulated to produce any result that the researcher is looking for. Unscrupulous men have used these reports for their own gain and benefit, not for the cancer patients.
Laetrile is a vitamin that cannot be patented. It is not worthy to be used in cancer treatment since it is not making the conglomerate pharmaceutical companies, research centers, etc. any money. To them, the only solution is drugs, even though they know without any doubt that these drugs do not work, and the patient will die from the disease within a relatively short period of time.
However, the record of so-called anti-cancer drugs is even worse. The primary reason for this is that most of them currently in use are highly poisonous, not just to cancer but to the rest of the body as well. Generally, they are more deadly to healthy tissue than they are to the malignant cell. All substances can be toxic if taken in sufficient amounts. This is true of aspirin, sugar, Laetrile or even water. But, unlike those, the anti-cancer drugs are poisonous, not as a result of an overdose or as a side effect, but as a primary effect.
In other words, anti-cancerous drugs are deliberately poisonous. It is the desired effect. Now, these chemicals are selected because they are capable of differentiating between types of cells and, consequently, of poisoning some types more than others. But don’t jump to the conclusion that they differentiate between cancer and non-cancer cells, killing only the cancer cells, because they do not.
The cellular poisons used in orthodox cancer therapy today cannot distinguish between cancer and non-cancer cells. They act instead to differentiate between cells that are fast growing and those that are slow growing or not growing at all. Cells that are actively dividing are the targets.
Consequently, they kill, not only the cancer cells that are dividing, but also a multitude of normal cells all over the body that also are caught in the act of dividing. In the case of a cancer that is dividing at the same rate or even slower than normal cells, there isn’t even a theoretical chance of success in killing the cancer cells before the poison kills the patient.
Poisoning the system is the objective of these drugs. The toxins catch the blood cells in the act of dividing and cause blood poisoning. The gastrointestinal system is thrown into convulsion causing nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, cramps, and progressive weakness. Hair cells are fast growing, so the hair falls out during treatment. Reproductive organs are affected causing sterility. The brain becomes fatigued. Eyesight and hearing are impaired. Every conceivable function is disrupted with such agony for the patient that many of them elect to die of the cancer rather than to continue treatment.
A report from the Southern Research Institute, dated April 13, 1972, based upon research conducted for the National Cancer Institute, indicated that most of the accepted drugs in the American Cancer Society’s “proven cures” category produced cancer in laboratory animals that previously had been healthy! Can you believe it?
These drugs are carcinogenic! How can poison and hazardous waste products cure anyone of anything!
Why doctors use chemotherapy if it is toxic, an immuno-suppressant, carcinogenic, and futile?
The answer is they don’t know what else to do. Doctors do not like to tell any patient that there is no hope. In his own mind he knows there is none, but he also knows that the patient does not want to hear that and will seek another physician who will continue some kind of treatment, no matter how useless or fatal it may be, so the doctor will continue to treat the patient himself.
In his book The Wayward Cell, Cancer, Dr. Victor Richards made it clear that chemotherapy is used primarily just to keep the patient returning for treatment and to build his morale while he dies. But there is more! He said, “Nevertheless, chemotherapy serves an extremely valuable role in keeping patients oriented toward proper medical therapy, and prevents the feeling of being abandoned by the physician in patients with late and hopeless cancer. Judicious employment and screening of potentially useful drugs may also prevent the spread of cancer quackery.” (Victor Richards, The Wayward Cell, Cancer; Its Origins, Nature, and Treatment; Berkeley: The University of California Press, 1972, pp. 215-16)
Heaven forbid anyone should forsake the nauseating, pain-racking, cancer spreading, admittedly ineffective “proven cures” for such “quackery” as Laetrile!
Here we have revealed, the true goal of much of the so-called “educational” programs of orthodox medicine-psychologically to condition people to not try any other forms of therapy.
So let’s sum up the four different options of dealing with cancer:
SURGERY: Least harmful. Sometimes a life-saving, stopgap measure. No evidence that patients who receive radical or extensive surgical options live any longer than those who receive the most conservative options, or, for that matter, those who receive none at all. Believed to increase the likelihood of disseminating cancer to other locations. When dealing with internal tumors affecting reproductive or vital organs, the statistical rate of long-term survival is, on the average, 10-15%. After metastasis, the statistical chances for long-term survival are close to zero.
RADIOLOGY: Very harmful in many ways. Spreads the cancer and weakens the patient’s resistance to other diseases. Serious and painful side effects, including heart failure. No evidence that treated patients live any longer, on the average, than those not treated. Statistical rate of long-term survival after metastasis is close to zero.
CHEMOTHERAPY: Also spreads the cancer through weakening of immunological defense mechanism plus general toxicity. It leaves the patient susceptible to other diseases and infections, often leading to death from these causes. It has EXTREMELY serious side effects. There is no evidence that treated patients live any longer, on average, than untreated patients. Statistical rate of long-term survival after metastasis is close to zero.
VITAMIN THERAPY: Non-toxic. Side effects include increased appetite, weight gain, lowered blood pressure, increased hemoglobin and red-blood cell count. Eliminates or sharply reduces pain without narcotics. Builds up body’s resistance to other diseases. Is a natural substance found in foods and is compatible with human biological experience. Destroys cancer cells while nourishing non-cancer cells. Considering that most patients begin vitamin therapy only after they have been cut, burned, or poisoned by orthodox treatments and have been told that there no longer is any hope, the number of patients who have been brought back to normal health on a long-term survival basis (15%) is most encouraging.
For those who turn to vitamin therapy first, the long-term survival rate is greater than 80%!
And those that turn to vitamin therapy first, never allowing an allopathic doctor to prescribe even the first drug, have a higher rate of survival, approaching over 90%, if the cancer is discovered at Stage 1 or below. Of course, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
It is my opinion that everyone should read the book “World Without Cancer”, by G. Edward Griffin for a clearer understanding of cancer, the way the human body gets it, and the politics that keep vitamin therapy outside the masses grasp (We have provided a list of books you should read at the bottom of this list).
Even if you do not have cancer, you will benefit from this book. Cancer does not have to be feared anymore, just like we do not fear scurvy, rickets, beri-beri, etc. We have not been left defenseless on this earth but we need to have ears to hear the truth and to apply the truth to our lives for life.
No human being loves you better than you do. No doctor, researcher, politician, etc. Only Yahweh loves you more. He has provided this information so we will be able to live whole and fruitful lives, not enslaved to the political sources behind the scenes.
Study for yourself what is truth and the truth will set you free!
World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin
Alive and Well: One Doctor’s Experience with Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer by Philip E. Binzel, Jr.
A Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer, from a Recovered “Hopeless Case” by Anne E. Frahm and David J. Frahm
The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book by Richard Walters
Health Wars by Phillip Day
A cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Max Gerson
Questioning Chemotherapy: A Critique of the Use of Toxic Drugs in the Treatment by Ralph W. Moss, PhD
Nourishing Traditions, The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, by Sally Fallon