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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Treatment Study #126129

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Last April's American Agenda segment on woman who died after her insurance company refused to pay for new form of cancer therapy recalled.

(Boston: Tim Johnson) New form of breast cancer treatment that is costly and considered experimental by insurance companies examined; scenes shown; details given of legal effort by patient Patricia Sweeney to get her insurance company to pay. Announcement by Blue Cross/Blue Shield that it will pay for a scientific study to decide this treatment's effectiveness reported. [Company's Doug PETERS - says we need to know what works.] [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Craig HENDERSON - comments.]

Johnson, Tim;
Sawyer, Diane

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