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Medicine: Cancer Research #729838

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Allan Chernoff) The findings of new studies of the treatment of patients with advanced colon cancer with the experimental drug Erbitux examined; details given of the Erbitux test results. [American Society of Clinical Oncology president Dr. Paul BUNN†- says the trials confirm the drug helps patients.] [May 2001, ImClone Systems CEO Sam WAKSAL†- says we feel confident in the drug.] [Cancer patient Rachel HIGHTOWER††- says the process of getting drugs that help should be expedited.] The FDA's original decision not to fast track Erbitux & the resulting insider trading scandal at ImClone noted. [American Cancer Society deputy chief medical officer Dr. Len LICHTFELD†- cites the lessons about drug research.] The question of whether charges will be brought against Martha Stewart discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Chernoff, Allan

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