Stanislaw Rajmund Burzynski

Physician, biochemist

Born Jan. 23, 1943, Lublin, Poland; came to the U.S., 1970; son of Grzegorz and Zofia (Radzikowska); married Barbara (Sadlej); children: Monika, Kinga, Gregory.

Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), 1967, Ph.D., 1968, Lublin Medical Academy (Poland).

Career: researcher, 1961-62, teaching assistant, 1962-67, internship and residency (internal medicine), 1967-70, Lublin Medical Academy; research associate, 1970-72, assistant prof., 1972-77, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (TX); president, Burzynski Research Institute, Inc., Houston, 1977 -.

Author: author and co-author over 165 scientific papers; 37 patents; discoverer of patented treatment for cancer, AIDS and Parkinson's disease.

Member of: president, Copernicus chapter, Polish National Alliance (P.N.A.), Houston, 1974-75; Word Medical Association; American Medical Association (AMA); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Academy of Medical Ethics; Mediterranean Academy; American Association for Cancer Research; Harris County Medical Society; New York Academy of Sciences; Society for Neuroscience; Texas Medical Association; Parenteral Drug Association; Inter - American Society for Chemotherapy.

Honors: Sigma Xi; grants, National Cancer Institute, 1974-77, West Foundation, 1975, Baylor College of Medicine, 1976.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English, Russian, German, French, Latin.

Hobbies: travel, sports, gardening.

Office: Burzynski Research Institute Inc., 12000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77082.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996

Stanislaw Burzynski , M.D., Ph.D.
born: 1943
physician, medical research

Discoverer of anti-cancer drugs

Born 1943. Known for the discovery of a promising and controversial cancer cure: antineoplastons. His experimental treatments evoke skepticism, but Dr. Burzynski has used antineoplastons for 30 years in the treatment of more than 3,000 patients. Many survivors claim that he saved their lives.

Dr. Burzynski received a M.D. from the Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland, in 1967. In 1970, he came to the United States and worked in the department of anesthesiology at Baylor University in Texas. He received a grant to study the effect of urinary peptides on the growth of cancer cells, and by 1976 isolated dozens of previously unknown peptides.

After a series of tests he discovered that some of them - which he called antineoplastons - attacked cancer cells without harming normal cells. Soon he began using them on patients in his private clinic in Houston, raising eyebrows in the medical community.

A 14-year long legal battle followed between Dr. Burzynski and the FDA. The doctor - and his patients - emerged triumphant in 1997.

Other medical research centers have replicated Dr. Burzynski's work, among them the National Cancer Institute, the Medical College of Georgia, the Imperial College of London and the University of Kurume Medical School in Japan. He continues to save lives in his Houston clinic under the Hippocrates's motto: 'First, do not harm."

From: Good News 2005 - 2006. A publication of the American Institute of Polish Culture of Miami, Florida.

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