- For 10 months, we've been inside an experimental therapy at Duke University. Some of the patients there use words that doctors don't use, like "miracle" and "cure." And that's remarkable, because these patients were handed a death sentence, a relentless brain cancer called glioblastoma.
- To beat it, researchers infecting the tumors with polio. Other researchers are experimenting with cancer treatments using viruses including HIV, small pox and measles. But polio was Dr. Gromeier's choice because, as luck would have it, it seeks out and attaches to a receptor that is found on the surface of the cells that make up nearly every kind of solid tumor.
- To satisfy the FDA, they did seven years of safety studies. Tests on 39 monkeys proved they didn't get polio. And in 2011, the FDA approved a trial in humans.
Polio to treat cancer? Scott Pelley reports on Duke clinical trial
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