Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers’ Notebook

March 30, 2015 9:39 PM

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Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers’ Notebook

NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) — Every once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley’s report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.

Most people remember polio as the scourge that paralyzed millions of children until a vaccine was developed in the 1950s. Now, researchers at Duke University are injecting a modified polio virus directly into deadly brain tumors. The research is still in early stages and Duke doctors warn that it’s ...

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