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American Agenda (Med.: Cancer and The Poor) #123142

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Finding by American Cancer Society that poor people are more likely to die from cancer noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: George Strait) Impact of cancer on black patients featured; statistics cited; explanations outlined; one New York City cancer testing program detailed. [Cancer patient Irma COLLINS - talks about praying for help.] [American Cancer Society president Dr. Harold FREEMAN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Dr. Jon KERNER - discuss cancer rates of black patients.] [COLLINS - comments.] Harlem Hospital's program to promote free cancer screening explained; scenes shown from testing site. [Leroy PETTAWAY - explains prostate test.] [Patient Malbina JOHNSON - comments.] [FREEMAN - talks about costs of treatment versus diagnosis.]

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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