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Medicine: Skin Cancer / Drug #995119

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 05, 2011
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) A melanoma cancer breakthrough with the drug vemurafenib† for skin cancer reviewed; diagrams shown of how the drug works against the BRAF V600 protein in cancer cells. [Oncologist Dr. Lynn SCHUSTER†- says the drug works fast.] [Melanoma patient Susan STEEL†- talks about her tumor reduction.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell, Jon LaPook) How personalized medicine is working for cancer patients by focusing on the cancer cell protein in this case and the look at cancer pathways inside the cells in all cancers discussed.

Mitchell, Russ;
Bowers, Cynthia;
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