• Fighting glioblastoma with polio show on 60 minutes

    Asked by GregP_WN on Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Fighting glioblastoma with polio show on 60 minutes

    Did you watch it?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • krbrowndog's Avatar
      krbrowndog

      I watched it and was quite encouraged by the prospect of a cure for cancer, or at the least a way to combat some forms of it. It makes me think that progress is finally being made

      over 6 years ago
    • sue57's Avatar
      sue57

      This is truly amazing! I just watched the video. Here is the link to the article. Thank you Greg for posting!
      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/polio-cancer-treatment-duke-university-60-minutes-scott-pelley/

      over 6 years ago
    • anitag's Avatar
      anitag

      Yes. Great step forward. But, it illustrated the problem with drug company sponsored trials. Instead of increasing number of participants at effective dose, drug trial protocol goes to increasing dose with eye to higher revenue. Protocol should have required greater investigation into nuances of rate of infusion, rate of tumor destruction, and subjects without prior surgery. They stated that their only investigation was for maximum dosage. This is problem for patients, due to single source of research funds. Think of all the good that known dose could have done for so many people if the manufacturer had stopped and gone to next stage trial for broader use.

      over 6 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Anitag,,how unfortunate that you read into the Phase I trial ..which ALL phase I trials are all about determining the amount of any drug dosing. That is their purpose.

      No where was revenue even mentioned. THIS IS NOT being manufactured by a pharmaceutical company. These Dr's who have devoted their LIVES day and night to research have come up witht his to save peoples lives. It was developed at DUKE.

      I should ever in my life be so lucky to save the lives of so many people..

      This show was all about HOPE ...thats all I saw HOPE...

      over 6 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      I found it encouraging. It's always better when cures are found without chemicals. However, they did talk about how the researchers would have a piece of the action if the treatment became marketable.

      I liked that they described the process of how the polio was made safe for use.

      over 6 years ago
    • Lovstoknit's Avatar
      Lovstoknit

      I found the 60 minute piece interesting too. Starting tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on public tv there is a 2 hour, 3 night special on cancer as well.

      over 6 years ago

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