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Breast Cancer / Mammograms #615160

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Bethesda, Maryland: Robert Bazell) The decision by a government panel not to make a recommendation on the issue of mammograms for women in their forties featured; details given of the storm of criticism over the panel's reaffirmation of the old position. [Harvard Medical School Dr. Daniel KOPANS, Y-Me Sharon GREEN - express disappointment.] [National Cancer Institute director Dr. Richard KLAUSNER - says he disagrees with the panel's findings.] [Panel chairman Dr. Leon GORDIS - defends the decision.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion of the panel decision with Saint Joseph's Hospital Dr. Ruth Ann Zern featured. [ZERN - explains the benefits and risks associated with mammograms.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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