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Cancer Research / Gpo #291066

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Kettering, Ohio) Possible breakthrough in cancer research examined. [Cancer patient Derrick JERNIGAN - recalls reaction to 1st learning he had disease.] [Dr. Martin MURPHY - announces discovery of molecule that regulates product of white blood cells.] Implications for cancer treatment in general and for leukemia specifically, discussed; chemotherapy's impact on white blood cell count and thus on patient's health noted. [Dr. Edward BAUM - acknowledges chemotherapy patients have died of noncancerous infections.] Significance of discovery of granulopoietin molecule (GPO) discussed.
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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