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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Baltimore: George Strait) The discovery of a gene linked to colon cancer and of a blood test to detect the gene featured; details given of the research on Ashkenazi Jews. [Howard Hughes Medical Institution Dr. Bert VOGELSTEIN - talks about the research and how surveillance can prevent cancer deaths.] [Washington Hospital Center Dr. Lee SMITH - comments.] The implications of this study for testing for other kinds of cancer noted.
- Sawyer, Forrest;
- Strait, George
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