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Drug Derived From Scorpion Venom Will Target Brain Cancer in Kids

Seattle Times – Quotes David Roberts, professor of surgery and neurology, on news that Seattle Children’s Hospital will be testing a new dye derived from scorpion venom that lights up cancer cells so surgeons can see — and remove — deadly brain tumors. Roberts and other colleagues have also been testing a similar drug compound, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), which targets glial tumors.

Immunotherapy: the Big New Hope for Cancer Treatment

The Guardian – This article mentions Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in an article about the overall impact of a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial on melanoma patients, and that the two drugs used in the trial, ipilimumab and nivolumab, were created by the biotech firm called Medarex founded by immunologists from Geisel.