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The Venom Cure

Copperhead Venom and Cancer Research

Professor Frank Markland of the University of Southern California discusses his research investigating whether contortrostatin, a protein found in copperhead snake venom, is effective in attacking cancer cells and preventing their spread in breast cancer patients.

NOTE: Never intentionally provoke a poisonous snake to bite you. This video discusses early-stage medical research, not currently viable options for treatment. If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, you are strongly urged to seek professional medical care.