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Medicine: Cystic Fibrosis #924651

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on cystic fibrosis cited.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) New treatments for cystic fibrosis that are enabling more patients to survive into adulthood featured; graph shown; scenes shown of patient Cris Dopher† running the New York City marathon. [DOPHER - comments on training for and completing the marathon; says most patients died as kids.] [Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Emily DiMANGO†- comments on experimental drugs that prevent or delay the onset of lung disease.] Progress in gene therapy noted. The benefits of exercise for lung patients discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Gupta, Sanjay

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