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Special Assignment (Interferon) #65189

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1980
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(Studio) Series on interferon's possible cure of cancer introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) [Dorothy BOYDSTON, Dr. Jordan GUTTERMAN, Elizabeth LANIER - comment on interferon's success.] Comic strip, "Flash Gordon", recalled touting interferon as new wonder drug in 1960; panels from strip shown. Elizabeth Lanier's history with breast cancer and failure of other treatments outlined; her current participation in interferon research noted. [LANIER - discusses her situation.] [GUTTERMAN - comments on interferon's apparent aid to some cancer victims.] Cancer's process in the human body explained; American Cancer Society film shown Interferon's apparent effect on cancerous tissue outlined. [Dr. Mathilde KRIM - comments on interferon research.] Cost and supply problem presented by interferon reported; reason given. Program begun by American Cancer Society for testing interferon's effectiveness with breast cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and melanoma noted. [Dr. Norwood HILL - comments.] [Dr. Herbert OETTGEN - comments.] Spectrum of next report in series outlined.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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