NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 31, 1981
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(Studio) Daily death rate from cancer in United States noted; research's need for cancer patients to study cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Chicago, Illinois) Patients such as Dorris Marconi and Dave Getz noted preferring private facilities for treatment over research centers; details given, films shown. [Dr. Larry MILNER - explains patient's decisions.] Patient shortage at university hospitals discussed. [National Cancer Institute director Dr. Vincent DeVITA - acknowledges drop in referrals.] Impact on Sloan-Kettering, M.D. Anderson, Stanford and University of Chicago cancer centers noted. [Dr. Phillip SCHEIN - says patient resource is drying up.] Friction between cancer center physicians and community specialists cited. [Community Cancer Ctrs. Association spokesperson Dr. Robert FRELICK - criticizes med. centers.] [MILNER - notes medical ctrs.'s financial needs.] [DeVITA - comments.] Federal cancer research funding discussed. [Dr. Jules HARRIS - discusses regional approach to research.] Current dilemma considered.
REPORTER: Barry Kaufman
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