• Short Summary

    A New Zealand doctor is claiming that special treatment he has developed is bringing new hope to sufferers of Hodgkins Disease -- a very common form of cancer which attacks the glands.

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    1.
    MV INT. Dr. Brych & nurse in ward looking at patients (2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    SCU Patient PAN TO Dr Brych
    0.24

    3.
    CU Dr. Brych speaks
    0.51

    4.
    MV Cured patient working at timber-yard (2 shots)
    1.17

    5.
    MV Dr. Brych walk-in in ward
    1.30

    6.
    MV Nurse treating patients - Dr Brych voice over (6 shots)
    2.11

    7.
    CU Blood transfusion tube - PAN DOWN TO patient
    2.16


    Dr Brych has developed a new form of chemo-therapy treatment by chemical compounds. He explained it during an interview in Auckland this week:



    BRYCH: "Chemo-therapy has changed dramatically in the last few months, I would say, in that we are getting a much more rational basis. We've been using it in a rather crude and empirical methods as a poison for some years with odd drugs and recently, when their mechanism has been understood better, and combinations worked better, the results have changed very significantly."



    Despite initial successes, Dr Brych is still cautious about the future. He makes clear that his new treatment depends on the critically exact administration of drugs to the patient:



    BRYCH: "The timing of the treatment is very important as every drug is acting specifically on a certain group of malignant cells, while these cells are coming through different stages of their development. For example, the same dose of the same drug given a few days later than it should be given would be fatal; while given at the right time, it doesn't represent any danger at all."



    QUESTION: "Can these principles be applied to other forms of cancer?"



    BRYCH: "They certainly can - and they already are. But it would be very premature to make any statements on this matter at the present time."




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    TELERECORDING
    Dr Brych was interviewed by New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation medical reporter Ian Watkins. His sound commentary, provided with a new introduction, is transcribed overleaf.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A New Zealand doctor is claiming that special treatment he has developed is bringing new hope to sufferers of Hodgkins Disease -- a very common form of cancer which attacks the glands.

    Thirty-six-year-old Dr. Milan Brych (pronounced 'Brick'), who qualified in Europe, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease in the past year at the Auckland Hospital cancer unit. He says he hasn't lost a patient.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR9FJXTQ3WFCNF15FVAI2EA30
    Media URN:
    VLVAR9FJXTQ3WFCNF15FVAI2EA30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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