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Interview Series II # 14
Today we're going to begin by talking about a new development
in the area of the treatment of breast, cancer. All right, you're on.
At a luncheon at Mrs. Blair's house --
can I be heard, do you think?
I'll test it...
At a luncheon at Mrs. Blair's house in Washington,
in April of '74, Dr. Carbon and Dr. Nat Berlin told of a new
treatment of breast cancer. It seems that when women have breast
cancer and have positive nodes -- that is, the cancer has spread from
one spot in the breast to the lymph nodes -- the likelihood of
recurring within 18 months is 43 percent, about. Now, this is a very
high recurrence rate and very distressing. And they decided to ask
a number of hospitals to try giving a combination of drugs, immediately
after operation, to see if giving drugs immediately and in low doses
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