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Special Assignment (Monoclonal Antibodies) #71839

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 26, 1981
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(Studio) Possible breakthrough in cancer treatment recalled announced last night.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Function of monoclonal antibodies as they relate to cancer treatment examined; details outlined on screen. [Wistar Institution Dr. Carlo CROCE, Dr. Zenon STEPLEWSKI - express hope for monoclonal antibodies' success.] Steplewki's experiments described. [STEPLEWSKI - discusses current problem under study.] Results so far at Sidney Farber Institution, Boston, Massachusetts, of monoclonal antibodies effect on acute childhood leukemia discussed. [CROCE - explains hope for locating tumorous cells.] Potential use of monoclonal antibodies for organ transplants examined. [Dr. Benedict COSIMI - cites beneficial effects.] Possible use of monoclonal antibodies in treatment of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis considered; implications of compound outlined on screen. Tuberculosis and syphilis mentioned.
REPORTER: Dr. Marshall Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Dr. Marshall;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:05:20

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