Review by June Gillam -- Winning the War on Cancer Winning the War on Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski offers a fresh look at a devastating disease. I was especially attracted to this book after attending a friend’s poetry reading the other day. He had a rare cancer, a blood cancer, and the standard treatment he suffered though has left him barely alive, a shell of his former vigorous self. He could barely get through standing to read from his book telling the tale of his cancer journey by way of his original poetry. And while as his friend, I'm grateful for his recovery and, as a poet and writer myself, his creative way of using the literary arts as a pathway to healing, there is so much more that could have been done for him, and can be for others, to help in the treatment of this dread disease.
Review by Ehartl -- Winning the War on Cancer I have never heard a more personal story involving the medical field than that of Sylvie Beljanski’s in her book Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure. This book tells the story of Sylvie’s father, molecular biologist Mirko Beljanski, and Sylvie’s personal mission to carry on her father’s work in promoting a natural treatment for cancer. After suppression of Mirko Beljanski’s findings by the French government and his subsequent death, his daughter, Sylvie, promised to continue his mission of promoting the life-saving extracts he developed and getting them into the hands of those who needed them. Sylvie took the mission to the United States and created the Beljanski Foundation. With help from doctors and scientists that believed in her father’s work, Sylvie managed to have the extracts accepted as a viable treatment for cancer by some of the most prestigious organizations in the United States. Her story is one of hope and inspiration.
Review by Amanda Deck -- Winning the War on Cancer Sylvie Beljanski spent her childhood feeling that she came in a distant second to her parents’ work. She swore she’d never get involved with the research to which they devoted their lives and attention – until it became her life’s mission. WINNING THE WAR ON CANCER: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure reveals how Sylvie’s parents’ work became hers. Her parents were arrested, not by police, but by the military, and their lab and work destroyed. The obvious corruption that led to this unwarranted assault forced Sylvie to surround herself with people who knew about the cancer treatments her father had discovered. She was determined to clear his name and continue his legacy.
Review by Alicia09 -- Winning the War on Cancer In “Winning the War on Cancer”, Sylvie Beljanski wrote about the natural extracts that her father used to help patients treat their cancer. These extracts include Pao Pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria. Sylvie Beljanski also wrote about how she founded the non-profit organization called “The Beljanski Foundation”. This foundation was created to continue researching the benefits of natural extracts like Pao Pereira. This foundation was also created to educate people on various natural alternatives to chemotherapy, while providing natural medicines to cancer patients at the same time.
Review by raqstar1 -- Winning the War on Cancer I have never heard a more personal story involving the medical field than that of Sylvie Beljanski’s in her book Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure. This book tells the story of Sylvie’s father, molecular biologist Mirko Beljanski, and Sylvie’s personal mission to carry on her father’s work in promoting a natural treatment for cancer. After suppression of Mirko Beljanski’s findings by the French government and his subsequent death, his daughter, Sylvie, promised to continue his mission of promoting the life-saving extracts he developed and getting them into the hands of those who needed them. Sylvie took the mission to the United States and created the Beljanski Foundation. With help from doctors and scientists that believed in her father’s work, Sylvie managed to have the extracts accepted as a viable treatment for cancer by some of the most prestigious organizations in the United States. Her story is one of hope and inspiration.
Review by Maya_Nyssa -- Winning the War on Cancer Winning the War Against Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski is an intriguing story about a family fighting to make innovative new cancer treatments available to the public. The author’s father, Mirko Beljanski, discovered four biological substances during his research. Two appeared to have cancer-targeting properties, while the other two supported recovery from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. But some influential people in the French government saw Beljanski’s work as a threat, and proceeded to persecute him in unethical and potentially illegal ways. Her father eventually passed away, and Ms. Beljanski vowed to continue his legacy.
Review by Amanda the Bibliophile -- Winning the War on Cancer After reading just a few pages of the sample for Winning the War on Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski, I knew this was a book I needed to read. For many personal reasons, alternative healing is a subject that is close to my heart and I quickly found that I was happy I chose to read and review this book. Sylvie Beljanski is daughter of the late French molecular biologist, Dr. Mirko Beljanski, who worked at the famous Pasteur Institute in Paris and was a pioneer in curing cancer using natural extracts. Sylvie’s story is skillfully told from both a personal and scientific perspective, encouraging the reader to think critically about alternative approaches to addressing the evils of cancer. She discusses how the FDA and big pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to invest in researching such approaches because, put plainly, there isn’t any money in it. According to current legislation, cures that come solely from nature are simply unpatentable. Far more money can be (and is) made from isolating “parts” of these natural solutions so that big companies can put their name on them and then sell to consumers at sky-high prices. This book grabs the reader immediately, telling about the cutting edge research that Dr. Beljanski began in the 1950s.
Review by Choine -- Winning the War on Cancer Sylvie Beljanski’s father, Mirko Beljanski, has devoted his scientific career to developing natural cures for cancer. However, due to the battle between natural and pharmaceutical drugs he has found that administering these natural cures can be difficult. After he was arrested for providing unapproved medicine to cancer patients, Sylvie Beljanski sought to continue his legacy and produce natural medicines that cured cancer without the ugly side effects caused by man-made medicines. Sylvie Beljanski wrote Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure to document her journey through this battle and share her and her father’s discoveries with the world. During the foreword, Gretchen DuBeau explains how she heard of Sylvie Beljanski’s research. DuBeau begins by explaining the background of cancer research. The foreword is laid out to display DuBeau’s passion on the subject without appearing to be a pointless rant. The amount of research and passion put into this subject is clearly represented before we hear from the author, fueling our curiosity for her findings.
Review by Mark Dice -- Winning the War on Cancer Despite the absence of soldiers and guns, the worldwide fight against cancer can truly be classified as a war, with annual casualties rising past 14 million annually. Despite the urgent need to provide a solution to this horrendous epidemic, many large pharmaceutical companies are faced with a conflict of interest between promoting the treatments that are most effective and promoting those that make the most money. Winning the War on Cancer details Sylvie Beljanski’s fight against the medical system as she continues her father’s scientific work. Sylvie’s father, Mirko Beljanski, discovered a miraculous natural cure to cancer that specifically targets cancerous cells. Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria both fight several types of cancer with astounding efficacy without all of the harmful side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. One would think that the medical community would enthusiastically accept such a successful natural cure, but that is not the case. Natural remedies are not patentable, so there is not much money to be made. Rather, Mirko Beljanski was arrested and persecuted for his work by the French government. After Mirko Beljanski’s arrest and untimely death, Sylvie promises to continue his work in America, despite being a lawyer with no medical background. She faces the struggles of finding the products and necessary equipment, convincing specialists of the legitimacy of of father’s studies, and battling through the legal battles against the French government as she embarks on what she has dubbed “the craziest idea ever”.
Review by Kislany -- Winning the War on Cancer I give the book 4 out of 4 stars and recommend it to anyone who has been let down by Western medicine, along with readers who are open to natural healing methods and want to learn about treatments and cures which can be safer and just as powerful as anything that manufacturers have created in their labs so far. If you are a faithful believer in Orthodox medicine, this book might not be for you. At least not until something happens in your life that shakes you to the core and makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about your own health.
Review by NoelD150 -- Winning the War on Cancer I feel that cancer patients should read this book and even talk with their doctors in hopes of enlightening them. Hopefully, it may lead physicians in a direction that is certainly in direct opposition to popular medical beliefs. I found nothing in this informative book that I did not enjoy reading. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and would recommend it to all adult readers. If we could begin using only nontoxic products, perhaps more people would start to believe in an integrative and holistic approach to attaining optimal health. I rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars and hope that it creates a stir in the conventional medical field.