“60 MINUTES PRESENTS”: NEW FRONTIERS IN MEDICINE SUNDAY, DEC. 29
GENETIC REVOLUTION – A successful clinical trial for a gene therapy for sickle cell anemia may be a cure for the painful, chronic and often deadly disease. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Denise Schrier Cetta and Megan Kelty are the producers.
PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE – Can psychedelic Sixties drugs treat people for the depression and anxiety that often come with cancer or even addictions to tobacco and alcohol? Anderson Cooper reports on some promising studies. Sarah Koch is the producer.
A RADICAL SOLUTION – Average debt incurred by medical students has reached home mortgage levels, causing some who want to become doctors to not even try. Now, New York University, one of the nation’s top med schools, has implemented a 100-percent scholarship program – free tuition for everyone who gets in. Lesley Stahl reports. Rome Hartman is the producer.