ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Dr. Tim Johnson) Report appearing in "New England Journal of Medicine "claiming fight against cancer is being lost examined; reunion of cancer survivors at Fox Chase Cancer Center noted. [Eileen AZERANO, Richard DOLAN, Jan DeWOLZ - describe their recovery.] [Center spokesperson Dr. John DURANT - notes survival rate of many cancers.] Harvard study attacking traditional method of measuring success in fighting cancer outlined. [Co-author Dr. John BAILAR - explains study's conclusions.] Bailar's report quoted on screen. [BAILAR - feels rare cancers are most successfully treated while the more common cancers are falling by the wayside.] [National Cancer Institute spokesperson Dr. Peter GREENWALD - disagrees; explains.] [DURANT - notes researchers' excitement over breakthroughs in cancer research.] [BAILAR - responds.]
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