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I came across this article just recently, in which it states that no data had been collected about the effectiveness of blue scorpion venom as a treatment for cancer. However, this article was written in 2003.

Has any definitive research been performed recently?

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... It does not make a notable claim that it can't either, however unlikely. I'm just looking for conclusive evidence to debunk this popular belief. –  LanceLafontaine Apr 4 '12 at 13:08
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If it is a popular belief, as you say, then please add a link to a source making that claim. Maybe it's a popular belief in your home country, but I (Germany) have never head of anything like that. –  Lagerbaer Apr 4 '12 at 14:47
    
The article itself claims that "The Monzons says the only problem is a shortage of the raw material for their treatment. There aren’t enough little blue scorpions to meet the demand.Bordier told CNN some 60,000 Cubans have used the Escozul to treat their cancer in just over a decade." If you search Escozul (the marketed brand of it?) you'll find plenty of links describing its potential such as this one: escozul-cancer.com The more I look, the more I become extremely skeptical of it, but if any research has been done, it'd be great to see it. –  LanceLafontaine Apr 4 '12 at 15:01
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Uhm, I read the CNN article and it tells us explicitly there's a widespread belief in Cuba. This makes the claim notable. Please be nice to the questioner. –  Ebenezer Sklivvze Apr 6 '12 at 2:24
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@LanceLafontaine - It is because a cure is different than remission. However your edit makes this a fine question +1 :) –  Chad Apr 6 '12 at 20:06

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