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A Closer Look (Cancer Costs) #833421

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 2006
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The skyrocketing cost of cancer drugs introduced; statistics cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The costly targeted therapy drugs used in the war on cancer featured; examples cited of the annual cost of Tarceva, Herceptin, Erbitux. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Deborah SCHRAG†- cites the co-payment costs.] [Liver cancer patient Jim BEUTTELL†- reacts to his drug cost.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. David JOHNSON†- says some patients opt out of therapy.] [Genentech Dr. Susan HELLMANN†, SCHRAG - offer differing opinions on the cost to drug companies.]

Snow, Kate;
McKenzie, John

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