60 Minutes' Airs Moving Follow-up Story about Poliovirus Brain Tumor Therapy


[Duke team with Pelley] CBS' 60 Minutes aired a moving follow-up story about the poliovirus therapy developed at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Health.

A year ago, the news magazine introduced viewers to the amazing work of the team behind the poliovirus therapy, which is being tested in patients with glioblastoma brain tumors.

This year’s double segment reported several updates, including the news that the FDA granted breakthrough status to the treatment, which should help speed research (it does NOT mean the therapy has been approved for market use); the advancement into studies on breast cancer; and the progress and challenges of patients who underwent the therapy.

For those who missed the program, it can be viewed on the 60 Minutes website.

Congratulations to the Duke team at the brain tumor center and to all the courageous patients who have participated in the trial.

Pictured above, from left to right: Mubeen Mosaheb (in blue), Dr. Smita Nair, Scott Pelley, Jeffrey Bryant (in red), Elena Dobrikova, Jon Kastan, Dr. Matthias Gromeier, Michael Brown, Eda Holl, and Ross Walton.