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Medicine: War on Cancer #849918

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics cited from the American Cancer Society on the drop in deaths from cancer noted.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) The war on cancer featured; details given about prevention, early detection & treatment, the drop in common cancers in men & women, the higher death rates for blacks. [American Cancer Society Dr. Harmon EYRE†- calls this a dramatic improvement.] [LaPook PATIENT - comments on the colononscopy.] [Colon cancer specialist Dr. Sidney WINAWER†- talks about screening.] [Ralph Lauren Cancer Center Dr. Jenny ROMERO†- says uninsured women have a higher cancer mortality.] The good news about cancer & the need for access for all people discussed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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