Health Report: Dec. 12, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

-- An experimental technique has proved to be 90% effective in identifying malignancies in women who have breast cancer. Called scintimammography, the procedure involves injecting a radioactive tracer into the blood, and researchers say it might reduce the need for biopsies.

-- A new technique could offer hope to those leukemia patients who can't currently receive bone-marrow transplants -- often lifesaving procedures. In a study, doctors improved the odds for a successful transplant by adding a dose of marrow cells called stem cells to the donor's marrow, thus increasing the chances that it will be compatible with the...

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