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Breaking the Cancer Code (Part I) #846686

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) "New England Journal of Medicine" report finding that people who had childhood cancer suffer health problems as adults due to organ damage from harsh treatments cited.

(Los Angeles: Jon LaPook) A new approach to cancer treatment that avoids collateral damage examined; diagram shown of how targeted therapies, including Herceptin†, Gleevec† & Avastin†, work. [Cancer patient Stephanie GRIMES††, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Dr. Denny SLAMON†- comment on Grimes’s successful treatment.] [Patient George DARR††- comments on new drugs that work on mutations.] [Johns Hopkins University Dr. Bert VOGELSTEIN†- comments on cancer alterations.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, John

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