NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Houston: Robert Bazell) Slow progress in the fight against cancer since the National Cancer Act of 1971 examined. [Leukemia patient Mary SILVA - comments.] [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Charles LeMAISTRE - says there has been a revolution in cancer care.] Death rates for cancer victims in 1971 and 1991 compared on graph. [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Irwin KRAKOFF - comments.] Use of Taxol to treat breast cancer noted; x-rays shown. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Samuel BRODER - reviews research.] Success against childhood leukemia cited.
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