March 8, 2012 · 7:30 PM
Join us at Manchester Skeptics in the Pub for our next speaker event! Actual talk starts at 8:00pm, come and find us in the Basement bar!
"Burzynski: A perfect Storm for Skeptics"
Skepticism, miracle cures and the media
Cancer quackery is a pernicious and dreadful thing often selling false hope to the vulnerable and the desperate at an extortionate price.
Last year grassroots skeptics in the UK and internationally fought back against one dubious treatment and exposed much more than they were expecting.
One of those grassroots bloggers at the centre of the Burzynski storm offers their blow by blow summary of how skeptics took on this cancer cure, exposed dubious legal and medical practices and battled to get the UK media to acknowledge its unwitting support for treatments lacking solid evidence.
Keir Liddle is Chair of the Edinburgh Skeptics Society and currently studying his PhD at University of Stirling.