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    Default Using Polio to Kill Cancer - 60 Minutes

    Wow.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/polio-ca...-scott-pelley/

    The transcript is too long to copy and paste, but here is the intro.

    Killing Cancer
    60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells


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    Editor's Note: For more information on the Duke University polio trial or other brain cancer trials, click here or call 919-684-5301


    The following script is from "Killing Cancer" which aired on March 29, 2015. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Michael Radutzky and Denise Schrier Cetta, producers.


    The long war on cancer has left us well short of victory. Radiation flashed on in the 19th century, chemotherapy began to drip in the 20th but, for so many, 100 years of research adds up to just a few more months of life. Well tonight, you're about see a discovery for the 21st century that may be a big leap forward --awakening the power of the body's immune system.


    60 MINUTES OVERTIME
    USING POLIO TO KILL CANCER: A PRODUCERS' NOTEBOOK
    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 are doing something that many thought was crazy, they are infecting the tumors with polio -- the virus that has crippled and killed for centuries.
    In just a moment, polio will be dripped into the brain of 58-year-old Nancy Justice. Her glioblastoma tumor was discovered in 2012. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation bought her two and a half years. But the tumor came roaring back. Now, the virus in this syringe, which mankind has fought to eradicate from the earth, is the last chance she has in the world.
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    Oh Lord, please let this be the beginning of the answer. Cancer steals too much. Fuck cancer.
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    There was a really great episode on Vice on HBO. It touched on using the HIV virus to treat childhood cancers like leukemia. Also, using the cold virus, in heavy duty dosages, to treat certain brain tumors. It was amazing. So much hope.
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