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Polio Virus Helps the Immune System Target Cancer Cells - Scott Pelley reports on Duke clinical trial


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Cancer free after one dose of polio virus

It appears the polio starts the killing but it's the immune system that does most of the damage. Stephanie's tumor shrank for 21 months until it was gone. This is an MRI from this past August. Three years after the infusion, something unimaginable has happened for a patient with recurrent glioblastoma.

Scott Pelley: And there's no cancer in this picture at all--

Dr. Annick Desjardins: And we don't see any cancer, active cancer cells in this tumor at all.

She is cancer free. The only thing that remains is this hole, which is an artifact of an early surgery.

Watched the video again. What a breakthrough!

Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US. Safety tests on 3 people showed the immune system could be trained to fight skin cancers. Scientists say the early results mark a "significant step" towards personalised cancer vaccines:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32162799

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