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    TWO AMERICAN SCIENTISTS HAVE WON THIS YEAR'S NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE FOR DISCOVERIES IN THE FIELD OF CANCER.

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    INTERVIEWS WITH PROFESSOR ROUS AND PROFESSOR HUGGINS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THERE CAN BE A GENERAL CURE FOR CANCER IN YOUR LIFETIME OR IN THIS CENTURY?"



    PROFESSOR HUGGINS: "I THINK THAT A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL SEE MULTIPLE CURES FOR CANCER. THERE IS NO CURE FOR DISEASE: THERE ARE CURES FOR PNEUMONIA; THERE IS ANOTHER CURE FOR, OH, ER, TUBERCULOSIS. I THINK THE SAME THING WILL COME OUT WITH CANCER. WITH THE GREATEST IMMODESTY, I THINK THAT THESE SWEDISH CAROLINE PEOPLE HAVE SAID TO THEMSELVES: 'FELLOWS, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH'."




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    Background: TWO AMERICAN SCIENTISTS HAVE WON THIS YEAR'S NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE FOR DISCOVERIES IN THE FIELD OF CANCER. THEY ARE PROFESSOR PEYTON ROUS OF THE ROCKFELLER INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK, AND PROFESSOR CHARLES B. HUGGINS OF THE BEN MAY LABORATORY IN CHICAGO. THEY WILL SHARE THE PRIZE OF GBP20,000 STERLING.

    THE SWEDISH ROYAL CAROLINE INSTITUTE, ANNOUNCING THE AWARDS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), SAID THE TWO PROFESSORS HAD BEEN WORKING INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER. PROFESSOR ROUS, WHO IS 87, AND PROFESSOR HUGGINS, WHO IS 66, MADE THEIR MAIN DISCOVERIES A LONG TIME AGO, BUT THEIR IMPORTANCE HAS NOT SEEN FULLY REALISED UNTIL OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS.

    IN 1910, PROFESSOR ROUS DISCOVERED THE FIRST VIRUS TO EVOKE MALIGNANT TUMOURS IN HENS. PROFESSORS HUGGINS'S MAIN CONTRIBUTION TO MEDICAL RESEARCH GOES BACK 25 YEARS, WHEN, IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES, HE OPENED NEW GROUND FOR THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN FORMS OF CANCER IN THE HUMAN BODY.

    THE PRIZE WILL BE PRESENTED IN STOCKHOLM ON DECEMBER 10, BY KING GUSTAV VI ADOLF OF SWEDEN.

    IN CHICAGO YESTERDAY, PROFESSOR HUGGINS WAS INTERVIEWED BY A REPORTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RW5JSQ3PTDZWDHH1XENVCNOP
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RW5JSQ3PTDZWDHH1XENVCNOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
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    N/A

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