Good news and bad on a cancer cure

April 1994
U.S. News & World Report;4/4/94, Vol. 116 Issue 13, p14
Discusses a report in the `Journal of the American Medical Association' that a new drug, IL-2, can cure some patients who have deadly metastatic kidney and melanoma cancer. How IL-2 works; Why it is no wonder cure; Serious side effects; Problems with breast-cancer drug tamoxifen and with AZT, a drug for AIDS.


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