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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Avastin #1001202

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Studio: Robert Bazell) The fight over the drug Avastin examined; details given about a Genentech study that found the benefits did not outweigh the risks and about the high cost; scenes shown of a demonstration. [FDA Dr. Patricia KEEGAN†- says there is no evidence that Avastin saves or extends lives.] [MAN, breast cancer survivors Harolene BROWN†, Crystal HANNAH†- support the use of Avastin.] [National Breast Cancer Coalition Christine BRUNSWICK†- says the decision can’t be guided by emotions.] A Swedish study on mammograms discussed.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert
Duration:
00:02:50

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