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Interferon / Cancer Treatment #103409

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 04, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) Possible implications for treatment of cancer by government's approval for use of interferon explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Otis BOWEN, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - consider interferon's use with rare form of leukemia a milestone.] [Dr. Martin HIRSCH - disagrees.] [Dr. Susan KROWN - hopes medical community doesn't take government approval as blanket go-ahead for interferon's use on widespread basis.] Possible bearing on development of interleukin-2mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Dr. Tim. Johnson) Govt.'s strategy in announcing interferon approval discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim.;
Strait, George

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