Fresh Air, John Mendelsohn and Joseph McCarthy

Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 47 mins
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Cancer researcher John Mendelsohn, M.D.. He is the president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. We will talk about new developments in cancer treatment. Mendelsohn created a new cancer drug, known as C225. The drug shows great promise in treating a number of cancers by halting the growth of cancer cells. There has been an explosion in the number of cancer drugs in recent years. Filmmaker Joseph McCarthy. His new short is The Brave Man. It's a retelling of the Battle of Brooklyn set in modern times. Sixteen red cars (mostly Ford Tauruses) represent the British. The actions of one man, General William Alexander, prevented a British victory that day in 1776. The film stars Graeme Malcolm as Alexander. The low-budget short is still not fully funded. McCarthy is also a creator of corporate promotional films. (Broadcast Date: August 8, 2001)
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