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Medicine: Cancer Report #912684

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) ACS/CDEC/NAACCR/NCI statistics on the decline in cancer deaths cited.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) The reasons for the better cancer statistics examined; statistics in the cancer fight cited. [National Cancer Inst. Dr. Robert CROYLE†- says the rate of cancer and the rate of deaths in prostate, breast and colon cancer are declining; suggests obesity may be the tobacco of the 21st century.] [New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Charles LIGHTDALE†- cites the rise in esophageal cancer.] [Esophageal cancer patient Jim O'BIERNE†- talks about the causes.] The role of research dollars in fighting some kinds of cancers discussed.

Mitchell, Russ;
LaPook, Jon

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