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Medicine / Cancer / Elana’s Story #1115206

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Ann Curry) Teenager Elana Simon††’s search for a cure for a rare form of liver cancer after surviving it herself featured; details given about her idea to look at young people’s DNA to find the cancer causing mutation; scenes shown of her YouTube appeal for tissue samples; scenes shown of the paper she co-authored in the journal “Science.” [SIMON – comments.] [Father Sandy SIMON – says this was something she had to go after.] [New York Genome Center president/CEO Dr. Robert DARNELL†- says Elana is the first of a new breed of scientists.]

Williams, Brian;
Curry, Ann

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