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Explore media coverage highlighting our success with Tumor Paint, plus other efforts to cure rare and deadly childhood brain cancers and other diseases through Project Violet.

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On The Horizon: Scorpion Venom as Cancer Treatment

Behold, if you dare, the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion. Its sting is excruciating, its venom can kill. Sounds terrifying! But Dr. Jim Olson says, "It's actually beautiful."

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The Long Read: How to Light Up a Tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions - only three to four inches long, but can kill creatures a thousand times its size - come to their aid?

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One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them with Scorpion Venom

A scorpion-venom concoction that makes tumors glow sounds almost too outlandish to be true. 

 

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On The Horizon: Scorpion Venom as Cancer Treatment

Behold, if you dare, the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion. Its sting is excruciating, its venom can kill. Sounds terrifying! But "it's actually beautiful," Dr. Jim Olson says.

Fred Hutch
November 20, 2018

How to Light Up a Tumor

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?

The Guardian online
September 10, 2015

One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them with Scorpion Venom

Because it’s so late on a Monday afternoon, there is a listless vibe inside the University of Washington lecture hall where Jim Olson is about to speak ...

Wired.com
June 01, 2014

How Nature and a 9-Year-Old Are Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment: Dr. Jim Olson at TEDxSeattle

Dr. Jim Olson is an internationally recognized thought leader in cancer drug discovery who has a lofty goal of being able to give hope to every child and family facing a diagnosis of inoperable brain cancer before he retires. To achieve his vision, he relies on community-driven funding and nature-inspired solutions.

YouTube - TEDxSeattle
July 19, 2013