​This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 23): "Beyond Cancer"


Dr. Jon LaPook hosts a special edition of "Sunday Morning," "Beyond Cancer."

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Last Updated Jul 23, 2017 6:47 AM EDT

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This week: "Beyond Cancer"
We present a rebroadcast of our special edition, hosted by Dr. Jon LaPook, with the latest news on cancer research, diagnosis, treatments, and stories of survivors. (An earlier version was originally broadcast on March 12, 2017.)

POLL: CBS News poll: Majority of U.S. families touched by cancer

 The history of cancer | Watch Video
Physician and scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee calls cancer "The Emperor of All Maladies" in his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the disease.  He and anchor Jane Pauley discuss its milestones and breakthroughs. 

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Immunotherapy, the next frontier in cancer treatment | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook introduces us to the next frontier of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, using the body's own immune system to fight cancer.

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ON THE HORIZON:  Scorpion venom as cancer treatment | Watch Video
Researchers have discovered that synthetic scorpion venom, when combined with fluorescent dye and injected into a patient's bloodstream, will stick to cancer cells (and NOT normal cells), and light up tumors on scans, so that surgeons can see clearly where (and where not) to cut. Susan Spencer reports.

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Cancer clusters: The hunt for a killer | Watch Video
Anna Werner looks at the myths vs. reality of the alarming subject of "cancer clusters" across the Americas. 

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Miana Jun

SURVIVORS: A matter of choice: Mastectomies without reconstruction | Watch Video
Some women who have lost breasts to cancer have chosen to deal with their loss in a fashion that is sparking conversation, and controversy. 

They call it "going flat." Instead of reconstructing their bodies with surgical implants, they are embracing their scars, even baring them publicly on websites like Flat and Fabulous and Flat Friends. 

Erin Moriarty reports.

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How dogs may help fight bone cancer | Watch Video
Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer.  Apparently, certain cancers in dogs and people share striking similarities.  The hope is that a new treatment for dogs, if successful, could be applied to people, too. Susan Spencer reports.

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Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages | Watch Video
Thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer every year, but their odds of beating it have never been better. Tracy Smith reports.

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 Food for thought: Your diet and cancerWatch Video
Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the relationship between food and cancer. Can what you eat make a difference in prevention and during cancer treatment itself?

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Sheryl Crow in the examination room. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Sheryl Crow, survivor | Watch Video
When Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 amid personal turmoil, she was devastated. But more than ten years later, she's more poised and centered than ever, balancing the demands of a young family and a new album and clothing line. Rita Braver reports.

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To watch the music video from Sheryl Crow's "Halfway There," from Be Myself," click on the video player below. 

Sheryl Crow - Halfway There (Official Animated Video) by Sherylcrow on YouTube

HPV Vaccine: Why aren't children getting it? | Watch Video
The most underutilized immunization for children can also prevent many forms of cancer. Dr. Tara Narula reports. 

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 Glioblastoma: New tools against brain cancer | Watch Video
There are new therapies on the horizon for the very aggressive form of cancer afflicting Senator John McCain. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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The parents of a child with terminal cancer decided to tell his story in a profound and moving way: expressing his journey, and theirs, as a video game. That Dragon, Cancer

STORYTELLING: That Dragon, Cancer: A game for Joel | Watch Video
Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2010 when he was just one year old. The tumors left him partially blind and unable to speak. But at first the treatment was working.

Ryan Green, a video game developer, and his wife, Amy, decided to tell their story in an unlikely way: through a video game. That Dragon, Cancer is an impressionistic game that chronicles Joel's battle with cancer and the emotional ups and downs of caring for him. Ben Tracy reports.

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NATURE: Kings Canyon National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the dawn of a new day at California's Kings Canyon National Park. Videographer: Scot Miller.



Under the sea at Mombasa

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