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GcMAF: the scam continues

OPINION
8 June 2020
The Anticancer Fund GcMAF the scam continues

It is a sad fact of life that there are always people willing to exploit disaster for their own personal profit. We have long seen this in the cancer world with various fraudsters and scam artists selling fake cures to vulnerable and desperate cancer patients.

One of the most sophisticated examples of this has been the GcMAF story – which we have covered here previously. Using the language of science to give the appearance of evidence, a set of scammers have been selling this unlicensed product, which has yet to be properly tested in randomised clinical trials, as a cure for cancer, autism, lyme disease and every other chronic illness that people are afflicted with. To make the story appear more credible the people selling GcMAF construct elaborate conspiracy theories which claim that this is a cure that the pharma industry and governments are actively trying to destroy.

The scammers, some of them now convicted criminals, have made millions in profit while attacking the pharma industry and scientists as only motivated by greed.

So it should be no surprise that some of the people involved in the GcMAF scam have sensed that the emergence of COVID-19 gives them the opportunity to trade on fear and desperation again. Selling both spin-off products from GcMAF and faked technologies, these same people are again constructing conspiracy theories about pharma companies, vaccines and 5G mobile phone technology to sell high-priced and untested products that promise to be miracle cures for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection.

One example is a USB stick costing hundreds of euros but which appears to be no different to an ordinary one available on the high street for less than 10 euros (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52810220). The people selling this device were also involved in selling GcMAF, as well as a product that promises immortality (and of course is very, very expensive…)

At the end of the day, it is always worth checking out these ‘miracles’, especially when there is a high cost and a conspiracy theory attached.

To read more about GcMAF:

  • If you'd like to find out more about how the once proclaimed 'magic protein' GcMAF capable of curing cancer, has been proven ineffective, please click here.
  • Interested in our history in non-conventional cancer research? Read more about it here.
  • Discover our trials in non-conventional cancer care here.

Pan Pantziarka

Pan Pantziarka is Programme Director Drug Repurposing of the Anticancer Fund. He is the co-ordinator of the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project that the ACF has founded in partnership with the US not-for-profit organisation GlobalCures. By training Pan is a data scientist and author but he has switched fields to oncology. He has previously published in the area of cancer pre-disposition syndromes and is also chairman of the George Pantziarka TP53 Trust.