FBI Launches Probe Of Cancer Center

Posted: June 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation search motor coaches at Situs Cancer Research Center Thursday on Poplar Street in Rogers. They removed office and medical equipment from the vehicles.

Ted Van Sickle said Thursday he expected federal agents at his southwest Rogers home after he learned the Federal Bureau of Investigation was searching facilities owned by a company he once helped fund.

At A Glance

About Situs

Three divisions of Situs Oncology are listed on its website: Situs Cancer Research, the Integrative Care Center and Situs Veterinary Oncology.

• Situs Cancer Research focuses on unconventional therapies that haven’t been reviewed by the Federal Drug Administration.

• The Integrative Care Center provides service to those who have are uninsured or “medically underserved.”

• Situs Veterinary Oncology states a 3,000-square-foot research facility was to have been converted in 2010 to an animal research facility for wild raccoons, dogs and cats. Two proposed studies are listed. The first would study vitamin C as a cancer cure taken either intravenously or injected into tumors. The second study would be of cationic magnetite hyperthermia, defined by the website as an injection of iron oxide into a tumor followed by a magnetic treatment. There is no indication either of the studies were pursued by the clinic.

Source: situsoncology.org1

At A Glance

Charitable Status

Situs Cancer Research Center is shown as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, according to several websites that track information about nonprofit groups. A 501(c)3 organization can be corporations, funds or foundations operating for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, according to Investopedia. They are tax-exempt. Situs doesn’t have a required Internal Revenue Service form commonly known as a 990 listed on Guidestar or Charity Navigator, two groups who track that information on nonprofit organizations across the country.

Source: Staff Report

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Situs must be doing some good for the federal Gestapo to come down on it. Never mind the FDA, it is just another bunch of goons that can't stand to see good being done that don't follow their rules.

Posted by: Oldearkie

June 28, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I have met Jim Bolt and can attest that he is a very good man and very dedicated to what he is doing.

The presumption the FBI is working under is erroneous.

Posted by: cdawg

June 28, 2013 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

So you can't have alternative treatment even if you can't afford the standard treatment.
If you're poor and sick, just deal with it.

Posted by: Coralie

June 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No one ever said that Puppy was a good judge of character.

Posted by: JailBird

June 28, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What if they totally wreck this man's life for several weeks and find no charges then what? His entire staff is involved with this and now likely have nothing to do but wait and wonder about their incomes.

Posted by: cdawg

June 28, 2013 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bring on the alligators!

Posted by: Coralie

July 1, 2013 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )