Brain Tumor Center Featured On '60 Minutes'

March 31, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

The CBS News program 60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells. Anchor Scott Pelley reports on the promising experimental treatment which aired on Sunday, March 29. Among others, “Killing Cancer” features Matthias Gromeier, MD, whose research focuses on the molecular basis for tumor cell growth and proliferation and innovative strategies to target these processes with viruses. Gromeier is associate professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. More at Duke Medicine Blog.

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