FBI Launches Probe Of Cancer Center
Posted: June 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.
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
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.
At A Glance
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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