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Resource ID: #8553
Subject: Cancer
Source: Seattle Times
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Seattle Times reports on taxol, a promising anti-cancer drug found in the bark of the yew tree of the Pacific Northwest; finds that the drug was discovered decades ago, but was not researched appropriately; the U.S. Forest Service has allowed millions of yew trees to be clearcut and burned over the past two decades, destroying a good portion of the world's supply of the drug; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now testing the drug on patients with promising results, Dec. 15, 1991.

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