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Daily Difference: Vital Signs (Sun and Skin Cancer) #582621

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1991
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(Phoenix, Arizona: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tucson: Robert Bazell) Overexposure to sunlight and skin cancer research in the Southwest featured; scenes shown. [Arizona Cancer Center Doctors Kevin WELCH, David ALBERT - comment.] High incidence of skin cancer in Arizona, and research by Dr. Helen Genzler at University of Arizona on cancer prevention using vitamins E and A mentioned. Variance in skin cancer rates among ethnic groups reported. [Arizona Cancer Center Dr. Norman LEVINE - says darker skinned people have less skin cancer.] Research on Melanotan, a drug which has been shown to darken the skin of animals, mentioned. [SUNBATHER - says she takes no precautions.]

(Phoenix, Arizona: Tom Brokaw) Need to protect children from sun overexposure noted.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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