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About Eve Hillary
Eve Hillary is based in
on issues pertaining to the health care industry and environmental
She is the author of `Children of a Toxic Harvest: An Environmental
Autobiography', and numerous articles relating to health issues. Her
most recent book is `Health Betrayal; Staying away from the sickness
industry'. She is also a public speaker.
Eve has spent 25 years in health care where she has observed the
medical industry at first hand from the inside.
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"Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy..The bottom line is for
a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure- Hodgkin's
disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and
Choriocarcinoma."-Ralph Moss, Ph.D. 1995 Author of Questioning
"NCI now actually anticipates further increases, and not decreases,
in cancer mortality rates, from 171/100,000 in 1984 to 175/100,000 by
the year 2000!"-Samuel Epstein.
"A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo's
supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin's disease (lymphoma) is
actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more
likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers
of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did
not undergo chemotherapy (NCI Journal 87:10)."-John Diamond
Children who are successfully treated for Hodgkin's disease are 18
times more likely later to develop secondary malignant tumours. Girls
face a 35 per cent chance of developing breast cancer by the time
they are 40-which is 75 times greater than the average. The risk of
leukemia increased markedly four years after the ending of successful
treatment, and reached a plateau after 14 years, but the risk of
developing solid tumours remained high and approached 30 per cent at
30 years (New Eng J Med, March 21, 1996)
"Success of most chemotherapy is appalling.There is no scientific
evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives
of patients suffering from the most common organic cancer.
chemotherapy for malignancies too advanced for surgery which accounts
for 80% of all cancers is a scientific wasteland."-Dr Ulrich Abel.
The New England Journal of Medicine Reports- War on Cancer Is a
Failure: Despite $30 billion spent on research and treatments since
1970, cancer remains "undefeated," with a death rate not lower but 6%
higher in 1997 than 1970, stated John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D., and
Heather L. Gornik, M.H.S., both of the Department of Health Studies
at the University of Chicago in Illinois. "The war against cancer is
far from over," stated Dr. Bailar. "The effect of new treatments for
cancer on mortality has been largely disappointing."
"My studies have proved conclusively that untreated cancer victims
live up to four times longer than treated individuals. If one has
cancer and opts to do nothing at all, he will live longer and feel
better than if he undergoes radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, other
than when used in immediate life-threatening situations."-Prof Jones.
(1956 Transactions of the N.Y. Academy of Medical Sciences, vol 6.)
In a fifty page article by Hardin Jones of National Cancer Institute
compared the untreated and the treated, to conclude that the
untreated outlive the treated, both in terms of quality and in terms
"With some cancers, notably liver, lung, pancreas, bone and advanced
breast, our 5 year survival from traditional therapy alone is
virtually the same as it was 30 years ago."-P Quillin, Ph.D.
"1.7% increase in terms of success rate a year, it's nothing. By the
time we get to the 24 century we might have effective treatments,
Star Trek will be long gone by that time." Ralph Moss.
"..chemotherapy's success record is dismal. It can achieve remissions
in about 7% of all human cancers; for an additional 15% of cases,
survival can be "prolonged" beyond the point at which death would be
expected without treatment. This type of survival is not the same as
a cure or even restored quality of life."-John Diamond, M.D.
"Keep in mind that the 5 year mark is still used as the official
guideline for "cure" by mainstream oncologists. Statistically, the 5
year cure makes chemotherapy look good for certain kinds of cancer,
but when you follow cancer patients beyond 5 years, the reality often
shifts in a dramatic way."-Dr. John Diamond MD
"Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon or lung cancers. This
fact has been documented for over a decade. Yet doctors still use
chemotherapy for these tumours.Women with breast cancer are likely to
die faster with chemo than without it."-Alan Levin, M.D.
"The five year cancer 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 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."-Dr J. Bailer, New England Journal of
Medicine (Dr Bailer's answer to questions put by Neal Barnard MD of
the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine and published in
PCRM Update, Sept/Oct 1990.)
"I look upon cancer in the same way that I look upon heart disease,
arthritis, high blood pressure, or even obesity, for that matter, in
that by dramatically strengthening the body's immune system through
diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise, the body can rid itself
of the cancer, just as it does in other degenerative diseases.
Consequently, I wouldn't have chemotherapy and radiation because I'm
not interested in therapies that cripple the immune system, and, in
my opinion, virtually ensure failure for the majority of cancer
patients."-Dr Julian Whitaker, M.D.
"Finding a cure for cancer is absolutely contraindicated by the
profits of the cancer industry's chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery
cash trough."-Dr Diamond, M.D.
"We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people,
right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to
see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of
that poison."-Glen Warner, M.D. oncologist.
 "Percentage of cancer patients whose lives are predictably saved b=
chemotherapy - 3%
 Conclusive evidence (majority of cancers) that chemotherapy has an=
positive influence on survival or quality of life - none.
 Percentage of oncologists who said if they had cancer they would
not participate in chemotherapy trials due to its "ineffectiveness
and its unacceptable toxicity" - 75%
 Percentage of people with cancer in the
chemotherapy - 75%.
 Company that accounts for nearly half of the chemotherapy sales in=
the world - Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
 Chairman of the board of Bristol-Meyers - Richard L. Gelb.
 Mr. Gelb's other job: vice chairman, board of overseers, board of =
private cancer treatment and research center.
 Chairman, Memorial Sloan-Kettering's board of overseers, board of =
managers - John S. Reed.
 Reed's other job - director, Philip Morris (tobacco company).
 Director, Ivax, Inc., a prominent chemotherapy company - Samuel
 Broder's other job (until 1995) - executive director, National
From "Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing
the Source of True Healing" by John Robbins.
"If you can shrink the tumour 50% or more for 28 days you have got
the FDA's definition of an active drug. That is called a response
rate, so you have a response...(but) when you look to see if there is
any life prolongation from taking this treatment what you find is all
kinds of hocus pocus and song and dance about the disease free
survival, and this and that. In the end there is no proof that
chemotherapy in the vast majority of cases actually extends life, and
this is the GREAT LIE about chemotherapy, that somehow there is a
correlation between shrinking a tumour and extending the life of the
"The majority of publications equate the effect of chemotherapy with
(tumour) response, irrespective of survival. Many oncologists take it
for granted that response to therapy prolongs survival, an opinion
which is based on a fallacy and which is not supported by clinical
studies. To date there is no clear evidence that the treated
patients, as a whole, benefit from chemotherapy as to their quality
"For the majority of the cancers we examined, the actual improvements
(in survival) have been small or have been overestimated by the
published rates...It is difficult to find that there has been much
progress...(For breast cancer), there is a slight improvement...
(which) is considerably less than reported."-U.S. Federal Government
General Accounting Office
"As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me
that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does
much, much more harm than good."-Alan Nixon, Ph.D., Past President,
American Chemical Society.
"He said, "I'm giving cancer patients over here at this major cancer
clinic drugs that are killing them, and I can't stop it because they
say the protocol's what's important." And I say, "But the patient's
not doing well." They say, "The protocol's what's important, not the
patient." And he said, "You can't believe what goes on in the name of
medicine and science in this country." -Gary Null
The Politics of Cancer- Professor Emeritus Dr. Samuel Epstein
That in spite of over $20 billion expenditures since the "War against
Cancer" was launched by President Nixon in 1971, there has been
little if any significant improvement in treatment and survival rates
for most common cancers, in spite of contrary misleading hype by the
cancer establishment-the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and American
Cancer Society (ACS).
That the cancer establishment remains myopically fixated on damage
control - diagnosis and treatment - and basic genetic research, with,
not always benign, indifference to cancer prevention. Meanwhile, the
incidence of cancer, including nonsmoking cancers, has escalated to
epidemic proportions with lifetime cancer risks now approaching 50%.
That the NCI has a long track record of budgetary shell games in
efforts to mislead Congress and the public with its claim that it
allocates substantial resources to cancer prevention. Over the last
year, the NCI has made a series of widely divergent claims, ranging
from $480 million to $1 billion, for its prevention budget while
realistic estimates are well under $100 million.
That the NCI allocates less than 1% of its budget to research on
occupational cancer the most avoidable of all cancers which accounts
for well over 10% of all adult cancer deaths, besides being a major
cause of childhood cancer.
That cancer establishment policies, particularly those of the ACS,
are strongly influenced by pervasive conflicts of interest with the
cancer drug and other industries. As admitted by former NCI director
Samuel Broder, the NCI has become "what amounts to a governmental
That the MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center was sued in August,
1998, for making unsubstantiated claims that it cures "well over 50%
of people with cancer".
That the NCI, with enthusiastic support from the ACS, the tail that
wags the NCI dog, has effectively blocked funding for research and
clinical trials on promising non-toxic alternative cancer drugs for
decades, in favor of highly toxic and largely ineffective patented
drugs developed by the multibillion dollar global cancer drug
industry. Additionally, the cancer establishment has systematically
harassed the proponents of non-toxic alternative cancer drugs.
That, as reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the ACS is "more
interested in accumulating wealth than saving lives". Furthermore, it
is the only known "charity" that makes contributions to political
That the NCI and ACS have embarked on unethical trials with two
hormonal drugs, Tamoxifen and Evista, in ill-conceived attempts to
prevent breast cancer in healthy women while suppressing evidence
that these drugs are known to cause liver and ovarian cancer,
respectively, and in spite of the short-term lethal complications of
Tamoxifen. The establishment also proposes further chemoprevention
trials this fall on Tamoxifen, and also Evista, in spite of two
published long-term European studies on the ineffectiveness of
Tamoxifen. This represents medical malpractice verging on the
That the ACS and NCI have failed to provide Congress and regulatory
agencies with available scientific information on a wide range of
unwitting exposures to avoidable carcinogens in air, water, the
workplace, and consumer products food, cosmetics and toiletries, and
household products. As a result, corrective legislative and
regulatory action has not been taken.
That the cancer establishment has also failed to provide the public,
particularly African American and underprivileged ethnic groups with
their disproportionately higher cancer incidence rates, with
information on avoidable carcinogenic exposures, thus depriving them
of their right-to-know and effectively preventing them from taking
action to protect themselves - a flagrant denial of environmental
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b.Gastric cancer: no clear evidence.
c.Pancreatic cancer: Study completely negative. Longer survival in
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body have significant genetic variability in terms of transcriptional
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