The Canadian Press

1998-06-07 | Cancer-Doctor

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An Italian doctor who developed what he claimed was a cancer-fighting cocktail was greeted with cheers when he arrived in Toronto. Eighty-five-year-old Dr. Luigi DiBella treated people with a combination of hormones and vitamins. Four Canadian doctors studied Bella's work and concluded there was no scientific basis that the controversial treatment worked. But that didn't deter people like 39-year-old Charlene Taccogna (tak-OHN'-nya) of Brampton, Ontario, She had a mastectomy, but declined traditional treatments such as chemotherapy in favor of DiBella's therapy.

Date: 1998-06-07
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I I'm not saying it's a miracle cure by any means nor does he but for patients such as myself he offers a ray of hope >>

Clip ID: 19980607CPCN001