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Using the Polio Virus to Kill Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma)

March  30,  2015 in

Terminal Brain Cancer60 minutes reported a great story about using the polio virus to kill #cancer. What do you think about this new clinical trial for #braincancer?

Researchers at Duke University are injecting a modified polio virus directly into deadly brain tumors in clinical trials for brain cancer (glioblastoma). While still in a Phase 1 clinical trial, the research is still in early stages and Duke doctors warn that it’s impossible to predict how effective the polio treatment will be in a wider population. However, they have seen some amazing results in cancer patients so far.

According to the researchers at Duke University, the polio virus appears to be stopping #glioblastoma. The first two patients in Duke’s phase one clinical trial are cancer-free three years after receiving the infusion of polio virus.

Watch the 60 Minutes Story here: Using the Polio Virus to Kill Brain Cancer

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