Cancer has touched all of our lives and I hope that in the next two years we will make strides to make it a thing of the past.
By Tom Halkin
Published March 26, 2015
Tune-in this Sunday (3/29) to the esteemed weekly news program “60 Minutes” on CBS for an in-depth segment (part one of a two-part series) on potential new treatments for glioblastoma multiforme.
The segment will follow brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells. CBS Evening News anchor, and “60 Minutes” corespondent, Scott Pelley will report on this promising experimental treatment given to 22 glioblastoma patients.
Playing a key role in the episode will be Dr. Darell Bigner, Director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Institute at Duke University and Leader of the Neuro-Oncology Program of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Bigner was the 2014 recipient of the National Brain Tumor Society’s Feldman Founders Award for his decades of outstanding contributions and invaluable impact on the field of brain tumor research. You can watch Dr. Bigner’s acceptance speech here. Dr. Bigner is also a member of the National Brain Tumor Society’s Strategic Scientific Advisory Council for our Defeat GBM Research Collaborative.