Every step of the way, the doctor has been harassed and hauled into court, but now after more than a decade of fighting and $1.5 million, half donated by his PATIENTS, to cover legal expenses, at least he is free to conduct extensive life saving clinical trials out of his Houston office, and saving many lives.
He has treated 'thousands' so far. The idea is, the patient gets training by his staff at Houston, then goes home and continues the drug under the supervision of a local doctor.
For 13 years the government has known about his success and kept it under wraps, presumably (what I inferred from the show's dialogue) because it wasn't one of the "favourite big drug companies" that developed it. The book's author termed this as "bordering on crime".
His drug is a 'natural substance' and is not toxic to the body. Even for the 35% who eventually died from cancer, this drug (sorry I didn't catch the name in time to remember it and write it down) report that the quality of life was optimum right up to the point of death. NONE of the side effects of chemotherapy.
The book, which can be viewed at this Amazon link:
... gives exact success statistics for 72 different types of cancer.
I can tell you from hearing the show on:
...that brain tumors have yielded excellent success, while malignant melanoma has not.
* The book can be had most quickly by ordering from the publisher as opposed to Amazon:
1-866-372-2873 (toll free)
* The clinic itself can be contacted here:
God speed, Dr. Burzynski.