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Monday, March 30, 2015

Killing Cancer

Last night, there was a excellent segment on 60 Minutes called Killing
Cancer.  The segment was co-produced by Denise Schrier Cetta, who is
married to Mike Cetta, an ED doc with MEP.  The clinical trial that is in
its earliest stages at Duke is using the polio virus to attack
glioblastomas (brain cancer).  As they have attempted to perfect the use
of polio, there have been some deaths, but their first and second
patients who received the virus are virtually cancer free and the
successes with patient outcomes continue.   I have attached the link and
it is worth watching.  Duke is also having some early success in treating
other types of cancers with the polio virus, although more work needs to
be done with these cancers.   If this all pans out, what an amazing
breakthrough in the fight to kill cancer.

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