Sting Operation: Using Scorpion Venom to Target Brain Tumors | City of Hope
- Published on: 3/4/2020
- City of Hope scientists have developed and tested the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell using chlorotoxin, a component of scorpion venom, to direct T cells to target brain tumor cells, according to a preclinical study published in Science Translational Medicine. Glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor, is also among the most deadly of human cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. Learn more about City of Hope’s CAR T sting operation in this video.