Cancer Research – A Super Fraud?


by Robert Ryan, B.Sc.


“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that
the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the
people who support them.” – Linus Pauling PhD (Two-time Nobel Prize winner).
Have you ever wondered why, despite the billions of dollars spent on cancer
research over many decades, and the constant promise of a cure which is forever
“just around the corner”, cancer continues to increase?
Cancer Is Increasing
Once quite rare, cancer is now the second major cause of death in Western
countries such as Australia, the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom. In the early
1940s cancer accounted for 12% of Australian deaths. (1) By 1992 this figure had
climbed to 25.9% of Australian deaths. (2) The increasing trend of cancer deaths
and incidence is typical of most Western nations. It has been said that this
increase in cancer is just due to the fact that people now live longer than
their ancestors did, and that therefore the increase of cancer is merely due to
the fact that more people are living to be older and thereby have a greater
chance of contracting cancer. However, this argument is disproved by the fact
that cancer is also increasing in younger age groups, as well as by the findings
of numerous population studies which have linked various life-style factors of
particular cultures to the particular forms of cancer that are predominant
The Orthodox “War on Cancer” Has Failed
“My overall assessment is that the national cancer programme must be judged a
qualified failure” Dr. John Bailer, who spent 20 years on the staff of the U.S.
National Cancer Institute and was editor of its journal. (3) Dr. Bailer also
says: “The five year survival statistics of the American Cancer Society are very
misleading. They now count things that are not cancer, and, because we are able
to diagnose at an earlier stage of the disease, patients falsely appear to live
longer. Our whole cancer research in the past 20 years has been a total failure.
More people over 30 are dying from cancer than ever before . . . More women with
mild or benign diseases are being included in statistics and reported as being
‘cured’. When government officials point to survival figures and say they are
winning the war against cancer they are using those survival rates improperly.”
A 1986 report in the New England Journal of Medicine assessed progress against
cancer in the United States during the years 1950 to 1982. Despite progress
against some rare forms of cancer, which account for 1 to 2 per cent of total
deaths caused by the disease, the report found that the overall death rate had
increased substantially since 1950: “The main conclusion we draw is that some 35
years of intense effort focussed largely on improving treatment must be judged a
qualified failure.” The report further concluded that “. . . we are losing the
war against cancer” and argued for a shift in emphasis towards prevention if
there is to be substantial progress. (4)
Most Cancer IS Preventable
According to the International Agency for Research in Cancer “…80-90 per cent
of human cancer is determined environmentally and thus theoretically avoidable.”
(5) Environmental causes of cancer include lifestyle factors such as smoking, a
diet high in animal products and low in fresh fruit & vegetables, excessive
exposure to sunlight, food additives, alcohol, workplace hazards, pollution,
electromagnetic radiation, and even certain pharmaceutical drugs and medical
procedures. But unfortunately, as expressed by medical historian Hans Ruesch,
“Despite the general recognition that 85 per cent of all cancers is caused by
environmental influences, less than 10 per cent of the (U.S.) National Cancer
Institute budget is given to environmental causes. And despite the recognition
that the majority of environmental causes are linked to nutrition, less than 1
per cent of the National Cancer Institute budget is devoted to nutrition
studies. And even that small amount had to be forced on the Institute by a
special amendment of the National Cancer Act in 1974.” (6)
Prevention – Not Profitable to Industry
According to Dr. Robert Sharpe, ” . . . in our culture treating disease is
enormously profitable, preventing it is not. In 1985 the U.S., Western Europe
and Japanese market in cancer therapies was estimated at over 3.2 billion pounds
with the ‘market’ showing a steady annual rise of 10 per cent over the past five
years. Preventing the disease benefits no one except the patient. Just as the
drug industry thrives on the ‘pill for every ill’ mentality, so many of the
leading medical charities are financially sustained by the dream of a miracle
cure, just around the corner.” (7)
Desired: A State of No Cure?
In fact, some analysts consider that the cancer industry is sustained by a
policy of deliberately facing in the wrong direction. For instance, in the late
1970s, after studying the policies, activities, and assets of the major U.S.
cancer institutions, the investigative reporters Robert Houston and Gary Null
concluded that these institutions had become self-perpetuating organisations
whose survival depended on the state of no cure. They wrote, “a solution to
cancer would mean the termination of research programs, the obsolescence of
skills, the end of dreams of personal glory, triumph over cancer would dry up
contributions to self-perpetuating charities and cut off funding from Congress,
it would mortally threaten the present clinical establishments by rendering
obsolete the expensive surgical, radiological and chemotherapeutic treatments in
which so much money, training and equipment is invested. Such fear, however
unconscious, may result in resistance and hostility to alternative approaches in
proportion as they are therapeutically promising. The new therapy must be
disbelieved, denied, discouraged and disallowed at all costs, regardless of
actual testing results, and preferably without any testing at all. As we shall
see, this pattern has in actuality occurred repeatedly, and almost
consistently.” (8) Indeed, many people around the world consider that they have
been cured by therapies which were ‘blacklisted’ by the major cancer
Does this mean that ALL of the people who work in the cancer research industry
are consciously part of a conspiracy to hold back a cure for cancer? Author
G.Edward Griffin explains “. . . let’s face it, these people die from cancer
like everybody else. . . [I]t’s obvious that these people are not consciously
holding back a control for cancer. It does mean, however, that the
[pharmaceutical-chemical] cartel’s medical monopoly has created a climate of
bias in our educational system, in which scientific truth often is sacrificed to
vested interests . . . [I]f the money is coming from drug companies, or
indirectly from drug companies, the impetus is in the direction of drug
research. That doesn’t mean somebody blew the whistle and said “hey, don’t
research nutrition!” It just means that nobody is financing nutrition research.
So it is a bias where scientific truth often is obscured by vested interest.”
(9) This point is similarly expressed by Dr. Sydney Singer: “Researchers are
like prostitutes. They work for grant money. If there is no money for the
projects they are personally interested in, they go where there is money. Their
incomes come directly from their grants, not from the universities. And they
want to please the granting source to get more grants in the future. Their
careers depend on it.” (10)
Money Spent on Fraudulent Research?
A large portion of money donated to cancer research by the public is spent on
animal research which has, since its inception, been widely condemned as a waste
of time and resources. For instance, consider the 1981 Congressional Testimony
by Dr. Irwin Bross, former director of the Sloan-Kettering, the largest cancer
research institute in the world, and then Director of Biostatistics at Roswell
Park Memorial Institute for Cancer Research, Bufallo, NY: “The uselessness of
most of the animal model studies is less well known. For example, the discovery
of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of human cancer is widely-heralded
as a triumph due to use of animal model systems. However, here again, these
exaggerated claims are coming from or are endorsed by the same people who get
the federal dollars for animal research. There is little, if any, factual
evidence that would support these claims. Indeed, while conflicting animal
results have often delayed and hampered advances in the war on cancer, they have
never produced a single substantial advance either in the prevention or
treatment of human cancer. For instance, practically all of the chemotherapeutic
agents which are of value in the treatment of human cancer were found in a
clinical context rather than in animal studies.” (11)
In fact, many substances which cause cancer in humans are marketed as “safe” on
the basis of animal tests. As expressed by Dr. Werner Hartinger of Germany, in
regard to cancer-causing products of the pharmaceutical-petro-chemical industry,
“Their constant consumption is legalised on the basis of misleading animal
experiments . . . which seduce the consumer into a false sense of security.”
Imagine What Could Be Achieved
The next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in mind
that your money will be used to sustain an industry which has been deemed by
many eminent scientists as a qualified failure and by others, as a complete
fraud. If you would like to make a difference, inform these organisations that
you won’t donate to them until they change their approach to one which is
focussed on prevention and study of the human condition. We have the power to
change things by making their present approach unprofitable. It is only through
our charitable donations and taxes that these institutions survive on their
present unproductive path.
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d’Espaignet, E.T. et al., Trends in Australian Mortality 1921-1988, Australian
Government Publishing Service (AGPS), Canberra, 1991, p. 33
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Causes of Death, Australia 1992, ABS,
Canberra, 1993, p.1
Dr. Bailer, speaking at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science in May 1985, as quoted in Bette Overall, Animal
Research Takes Lives – Humans and Animals BOTH Suffer, NZAVS, 1993, p.132
Robert Sharpe, The Cruel Deception, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough,
U.K. 1988, p.47
Robert Sharpe, op. cit. 1988, p.47
Hans Ruesch, Naked Empress – the Great Medical Fraud, CIVIS, Massagno/Lugano,
Switzerland, 1992, p.77
Robert Sharpe, op. cit. 1988, p.65
as quoted in Hans Ruesch, op.cit. 1992, p.65-66
Edward Griffin, The Politics of Cancer, (audio cassette) American Media, 1975
available from CAFMR $14.
Sydney Singer, Medical Demystification (M.D.) Report, Vol.1 No.1 p.5., Medical
Demystification Crusade, 1992, CA, U.S.A.
Irwin Bross, as quoted in Robert Sharpe, op.cit., 1988 p.179
Dr. Werner Hartinger, in a speech given at the 2nd International Scientific
Congress of the Doctors in Britain Against Animal Experiments (D.B.A.E.),
London, 24 Sept. 1992.

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