Exploring Scorpion Venom’s Potential to Treat Cancer

June 24, 2014

NicoleUllrich

Building on research from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s neuro-oncologist Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD, a pediatric oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is investigating the potential of using chlorotoxin from scorpion venom to target tumor cells, Wired magazine reports. While researching glioma, a type of brain tumor, Ullrich found that chlorotoxin held promise as an agent that might hold the tumors in check.

 

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