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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Screening #132617

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Congressional hearings on the lack of progress in the fight against breast cancer featured. [Before committee, National Breast Cancer Institute Ruth SPEAR, Breast Cancer Coalition Dr. Susan LOVE, General Accounting Office Richard LINSTER - talk about areas of research.] National Cancer Institute statement mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Abilene, Texas: Chris Bury) Screening for breast cancer among women with no health insurance featured; scenes shown from Abilene, Texas, where there is a federally funded program for free checkups. [High-risk group woman Mary CARTER, Texas department of health Barbara REILLEY, medical care mission Dr. John HARPER, president's cancer panel chairman Dr. Harold FREEMAN - comment on breast cancer and funding.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Graph on rates for lung, colon and breast cancers shown.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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