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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Raloxifene #826270

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 2006
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A major medical breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer introduced; statistics for post-menopausal women cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The findings of the study on the drug Raloxifene {Evista} versus Tamoxifen based on 20,000 post-menopausal women at high risk for cancer examined; specifics of the research cited. [Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. Dr. Judy GARBER†- says a safer drug prevents the cancer.] [Fox Chase Cancer Center Dr. Mary DALY†- says the drug blocks estrogen.] [Allegheny General Hospital Dr. Norman WOLMARK†- says women distrusted the side effects of Tamoxifen.] [Study participant Suzanne BLANCHARD†- comments on the study.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas; Boston: Tim Johnson) The significance of the drug study for post-menopausal & pre-menopausal women & the prospects of more women taking the new drug due to it having less side effects than Tamoxifen discussed.

Reporter(s):
Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John;
Johnson, Tim
Duration:
00:03:50

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