CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1976
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(Studio) "New England Journal of Medicine" reported on new treatment for breast cancer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(No location given) American Cancer Society film shows woman examd. for breast cancer. 89,000 cases each year In 48,950 cases, cancer spreads to lymph nodes. 22,027 survive 5 years after surgery. Italian scientists treat women after surgery with 3 drug combination, CMF, with 5% recurrence result. Without CMF, cancer recurred in 24% of cases. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Vincent DEVITA - describes how treatment will cause emphasis shift in treating cancer.] Caution of doctors noted. Long-range effects of CMF not known.
REPORTER: David Culhane
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