Two of the most famous miracle cancer cures circulating on the Internet can be traced back to noted charlatans Stanley Burroughs and Tullio Simoncini.
But Burroughs was not the only huckster charged with using false cancer cures. Simoncini's medical credentials were stripped by the Italian medical board due to wrongful death and swindling. However, this did not preclude him from practicing "alternative" medicine in Italy and the Netherlands by injecting cancer patients with baking soda. After a 50-year-old Breast Cancer patient died in an Amsterdam Hospital due to a baking soda injection in 2007, the Netherlands Health Inspectorate took action against Simoncini and issued a stern warning to other physicians that they would be investigated if they used baking soda to "cure" cancer.
Despite evidence that Burroughs' and Simoncini's miracle cures are ineffective, misinformation about The Master Cleanse (sometimes known as the Lemon Detox, Lemonade Diet or Maple Syrup Diet) and the baking soda cancer cure continues to be readily available on the Internet.