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A Closer Look (Stopping Cancer) #729822

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Dramatic treatments for late-stage cancer introduced; American Cancer Society statistics cited on colorectal cancer.

(New York: John McKenzie) The findings of new studies of the treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer with two experimental drugs examined; diagrams shown of how Avastin works to starve tumor cells; details given about how Erbitux† worked. [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Frank HALUSKA†- says the drugs are effective.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Leonard SALTZ†- says the findings are quite striking.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) New Dutch study findings that patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs {statins} face a reduced risk of cancer noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John

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