Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Craignor, Mar 30, 2015.
If you missed it you can watch it for free On Demand, incredible story.
Vice did a story on it a few weeks ago which is why 60 mins jumped on it.
My guess is Vice did it better.
I saw the Vice piece. What I don't understand is how they program the viruses to attack cancer cells. Did 60 Minutes explain it?
Killing Cancer sounds like a book by Bill O'Reilly.
Programing viruses? Like a TV remote?
Fascinating stuff....Polio to fight cancer....
That twenty year old girl Stephanie's transformation was truly miraculous,
I got misty eyed watching it.
Agree - a really interesting report! Glioblastomas are almost always aggressive and terminal so to see patients winning the battle was great news. If you want to read a heart-wrenching but still inspiring story, get "Chasing Daylight" - about a guy who had everything. Unfortunately, "everything" included a glioblastoma, but he decided to deal with it by writing a book "in real time" about how he would deal with it. It's not very long but, ultimately, it is uplifting and hopeful.
The modified polio virus tags the cancer cells as targets for the patent's own immune system, the body then attacks as it would any common infection. It's truly extraordinary if it proves widely successful.
Doesn't sound profitable.
Yes. It was fascinating.
my only question is when they put these viruses in you to kill cancer you dont get the virus,right?
Two words. Amazing
i mean that were putting the hiv virus in some people
Apparently cancer is able to mask itself where the body's immune system doesn't attack it, but once the Polio is injected into the tumor it releases toxins which trigger an immune response. Fascinating stuff for sure, Vice did it better as they also talked about trials using HIV and Small Pox.
It sounds a little scary to be injected with these viruses, but they are engineered so that they cannot reproduce so there is no chance of being paralyzed by Polio or having to live with HIV. But any of those would be an upgrade from dying of cancer.
They said the Polio treatment could receive "Breakthrough Status" from the FDA, big news if that happens.
Like the other guy said, there is no profit in curing people
Even if you did get the virus, it's still better than cancer.
No, they inactivate the virus by removing a piece of it and replacing it with a different viral piece, rendering both incapable of infection.
What makes this promising is it being successful in human trials, usually the "miracles" you hear about is some shitbox firm doing a mouse model, which is basically worthless, trying to raise money. These people are funded and are going for breakthrough status with the FDA, which if they get it, its extremely rare to get that status.
While half the patients dying in phase 1 trials sucks, the reality is they are dealing with cancers with 100% mortality, and to save 50%, this early, is genuinely extraordinary.