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A Closer Look (Cancer Vaccine) #829269

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 2006
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at an exciting breakthrough in the fight against cancer introduced; WHO statistics on cervical cancer cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The cervical cancer vaccine Gardisil featured; details given about how the vaccine works against the human papilloma virus {HPV}, which can trigger cancer. [American Cancer Society Dr. Carolyn RUNOWICZ†- calls this a monumental event in medicine.] [Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Dr. Diane HARPER†- talks about the HPV virus.] The questions raised about giving the vaccine to school-age children reviewed; Hal Wallis of the Physicians Consortium quoted. [Family Research Council Peter SPRIGG†- defends the traditional parental role.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John

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