Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Pair charged over fake cancer clinic

Pair charged over fake cancer clinic - Patients paid centre $12 million - Over 800 people seen in Tijuana

Toronto Star, August 3 by Karen Palmer

Two Canadians — including one Toronto man — have been charged with running a fake cancer clinic that allegedly collected more than $12 million by offering dubious treatments to more than 800 patients.

At least 37 Canadians were treated at the Tijuana, Mexico, clinic.

It promised to reduce the number of cancerous cells in patients' bodies by using "pulsed magnetic fields" to heat up and ultimately kill tumours.
A man from Toronto and another from British Columbia ran CSCT Inc., which used websites, brochures and alternative medicine magazines to offer "cell specific cancer treatment."
The treatment cost $15,000 to $20,000 (U.S.) per person, and patients paid for their flight and accommodations in Mexico.
Continue reading the article.

They promised to cure several kinds of Cancer, - by using Zoetron Therapy.

This crazy therapy use an electromagnetic device called the "Zoetron Machine", and the promoters claimed it would selectively heat and kill cancerous cells, without harming the normal cells.

They claimed: Because cancer cells accumulate iron, the pulsed magnetic field from the Zoetron device will cause the iron to vibrate and produce heat that kills the cancer cells.

That's of course not true and Michael Shermer gives the explanation here:
Iron atoms in a magnet are crammed together in a solid state about one atom apart from one another. In your blood only four iron atoms are allocated to each hemoglobin molecule, and they are separated by distances too great to form a magnet. This is easily tested by pricking your finger and placing a drop of your blood next to a magnet.
There's no scientific evidence to believe that magnetic fields will kill any cells or that cancer cells would respond differently than normal cells to a magnetic field because of accumulated iron.

It seems they already in 2003 were charged in cancer therapy scam and in 2004 they were banned from marketing and selling their bogus cancer treatment too. But that obviously didn't keept them from selling more bogus treatments.

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