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Eye On America (Cancer: Stalking The Killer) (Part I) #336442

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Battle against cancer featured; historical footage shown of then-President Richard Nixon signing the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971. [Cancer patient and children's theater director Nina TREVENS - comments on enjoying her life, expresses frustration.] [NIXON, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis SULLIVAN - make speeches about fighting cancer.] Statistics on cancer incidence, deaths, and survival rates outlined. [Testicular cancer patient Peter TWOMBLY - talks about fear of cancer.] [University of California at Los Angeles Jonsson Cancer Center Helene BROWN - comments on cancer of internal organs.] Link between smoking and lung cancer, early cancer detection methods noted. [President's Cancer Panel chairman, Dr. Harold FREEMAN - comments on poor cancer patients.] [National Cancer Institute Dr. Steven ROSENBERG - comments on immunotherapy.] Research to identify the genes which cause cancer mentioned. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Michael FRIEDMAN - comments on getting close to the answers.] Week-long series of cancer segments previewed.

Reporter(s):
Magnus, Edie;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:50

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