NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 1976
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(Studio) Med. researchers at University of Chicago say they've found way to prolong life of lung cancer victims.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Chicago, Illinois) Report on research and treatment of terminal lung cancer patients at Chicago's Billings Hospital with mixture of chemicals. [Chemotherapist Dr. Harvey GOLOMB - cites possible reasons for improvements in mixture over use of drugs singly.] Surgery still important. [Surgeon Dr. Thomas DeMEESTER - says surgeon becoming more of diagnostician of extent of disease.] Radio-therapist also important. [Radiation therapist Dr. Melvin GRIEM - says advantage is disease brought under immediate control by drugs after other treatment.] Patients whose cancer not yet hopeless also treated with method. [Dr. GOLOMB - cites example] Doctors say patients can live longer using 3 methods in combination, but deny it's cure for cancer.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson