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Medicine on the Cutting Edge (Prostate Cancer) #803709

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The development of a more precise prostate cancer test that uses the body's own immune system examined; details given about the prostate specific antigen {PSA} test that gives an 80 percent false alarm & the new test that looks for chemicals released by the body to fight prostate cancer. [Test patient Melvin RADER - worries about the testing.] [Michigan Medical Center Dr. Arul CHINNAIYAN†- talks about these chemical markers to diagnose cancer.] [Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Mark RUBIN†- praises the new test.] The implications for using this test for lung & breast cancers as well noted.

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John

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