CBS 60 Minutes Features Duke's Re-Engineered Polio Virus Clinical Trial for Brain Cancer

March 30, 2015

On Sunday, March 29th, CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment about the experimental treatment at Duke University that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill brain cancer cells.

ABC2 was an early funder of the research. In 2002, ABC2 made a grant to Duke researcher, Matthias Gromeier, M.D., for his work on "Non-Pathogenic Poliovirus Recombinants for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma."

The 60 Minutes program interviewed a number of prominent researchers at Duke who have been funded by ABC2 through the years, including: Drs. Gromeier, Henry Friedman, Darrel Bigner and John Sampson.

The program profiled patients who have seen positive results from the experimental trial and patients who did not respond to the treatment and have since passed away.

Fritz Anderson was one the patients interviewed for the program who has seen good results. Over a year ago, ABC2 interviewed Fritz about his experiences with the trial.