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Cancer treatment proves effective
BOSTON (AP) - Doctors experimenting with an-
tibody treatment, a promising technique that uses
the body's natural defenses, have reported their first
success in achieving a long-lasting remission of can-
The researchers said the monoclonal antibody
treatment was "remarkably effective" in halting a
form of cancer called B-cell Lymphoma in a 67-year-
old man with an advanced case of the disease. The
,cancer attacks cells which produce antibodies.
THE RESULTS ARE the most positive yet in this
new field of research. However, the researchers
,cautioned that much more study is needed before the
work has any practical use in treating cancer patien-
The research was conducted at Stanford Univer-
sity and published in today's issue. of the New
England Journal of Medicine.
The therapy uses large batches of antibodies - the
disease-fighting proteins produced $y white blood
cells -to attack a single enemy molecule.
THE STANFORD patient had failed to respond to
standard chemotherapy and interferon, another ex-
perimental treatment. However, his cancer disap-
peared after eight doses of antibody over four weeks.
The patient has remained free of disease for the
past nine months. The doctors emphasized that
chemistry involved in this treatment is slow and
tedious. Monoclonal antibodies must be custom-
made to fit each patient's cancer, and the process
takes six months.
"The requirement for antibody tailored to each
patient puts serious constraints on this approach,"
they wrote. More streamlined production methods
will be necessary if further tests show that the treat-
ment is effective.
SO FAR, THE* 'Stanford doctors have tested
monoclonal antibody therapy on 10 patients with
varying results. However, the case reported in the
New England Journal is the first in which long-
lasting remission was achieved.
The doctors were the first to report partial
regression of cancer in papers published last summer
in the journals Lancet and Blood
Research is continuing on several more cancer vic-
tims. But Levy said no more patients are currently
being accepted into the experimental program.
Mitterand begins Israel visit
JERUSALEM (AP) - President
Francois Mitterrand of France,
declaring himself a friend of Israel,
began a state visit yesterday to warm
the long-troubled relations between the
Mitterrand referred pointedly to the
Palestinian issue in his opening
remarks at Ben-Gurion Airport, but
Israel preferred to ignore policy dif-
ferences and recognize that Mitterrand
has moved France's Middle East policy
away from what was seen here as a pro-
MEANWHILE, Israeli troops and
police, some of them in tears, smashed
;.fln 1mo en~ at with bwar
"You're Jewish soldiers you,
shouldn't be doing this to us!" one
squatter shouted at the unarmed troops
as they broke into the mobile, and
makeshift homes in- a 6 a.m. raid on
Hatzar Adar, the illegal settlement'
near the development town of Yamit on
the Mediterranean coast.
Some women soldiers cried as they
helped round up about 60 people, more
than half of them young children,
barricaded inside their homes. Set-
tlement leaders were removed from
their refuge in an abandoned bus they
had covered with barbed wire.
THE SQUATTERS, part of the
Movement to Ston the Withdrawal from
peace treaty. The Sinai was captured
by Israel during the 1967 Mideast war.
In Beirut, Lebanon, the Palestinian
news agency WAFA said Mitterrand's
visit meant "France has become
reliant on U.S.-Israeli policy, thus can-
celling its claim of being a mediator in
the Middle East."
Mitterrand, who visited Israel five
times as 4Lprivate citizen, said, "This is
a friend coming to you," but he went on
to cite European hopes for a
"None of us can be satisfied as long
as a' people still suffering from a
prolonged conflict, for a generation and
more, do not have peace in full dignity.
into an innegai settlement witn crow ars p 'C"kOF "'"'i 1 Let us vow together that this visit will
and axes yesterday and forcibly Sinai, oppose the return of the last third allow our two countries to enlarge the
Miuerrand removed Jewish extremists opposing of the desert region to Egypt by April 25 perspective before us," Mitterrand
... visits as "friend" Israel's return of the Sinai to Egypt. as required by the 1979 Egypt-Israel said,
Pentaoon sonsorship of 'U' researc increases
(Coptinued from Page 1) defense department contracts provided statistics. Cebulski pointed to other the guidelines.r
"WE'RE GOING to see that the Pen-
tagon is going to take 'a bigger and
bigger chunk of the research pie," said
Veiger. Unviersity records show that
3.25 percent of all money awarded to
University researchers in second half
of 980 and that the figure climbed to 6.4
percent in the same period last year.
University research administrators,
however, dismissed this notion, arguing
that the increase was the result of a
change in policy at the Pentagon, not
"The headcount figure is the more
important one," said Dennis Cebulski,
the administrator who compiled the
MSA ELECTIONS Calilfor Candidates
a General Elections for the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) will be
held April 6 and 7, 1982.
STUDENTS WILL ELECT.THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS: President. MSA
Executive Vice President, MSA
And Representatives from the following schools and colleges:,
S hoot or college No. representatives
Architecture and Urban Planning 1
Business Administration 2
Library Science 1
Litprature, Science and Arts 12
Natural Resources 1
Public Health 1
Rackham School of Graduate Studies 5
' Social Work, 1
Prospective candidates must submit an application to the MSA office
no later than 5:00 p.m., Marach 1, 1982. For filing forms and further
Information, contact the MSA office, 3909 Michigan Union, phone 743-
3241. MSA ELECTIONS, APRIL 6, 7
figures that showed-that there was very,
little change in the number of defense
department contracts sought by Un-
CHARLES Overberger, University.
viced president for research, attributed
the increase to "a conscious effort on
the part of the (defense) department to
sponsor basic research."
Feiger, however, argued that the
recent statistics show a need for an of-
ficial review of. University research
that might lead to the development of
offensive military weapons. For more
than a decade, the University has main-
tained a policy which forbids Univer-
sity reseach which would contribute to
the destruction of human life.
A student government , report in
January called for the University to set
up a new review committee to examine
all Pentagon-sponsored reseach at the
University.. Currently, only the few
projects each year that are classified
are reviewed for their compliance with
THE FACULTY and student Resear-
ch Policies Committee approved Mon-
day a recommendation that calls for all
projects - whether classified or un-
classified - to follow the Regents
guidelines, according to Assistant Vice
President for Research, Alan Price.
The committee also recommended, in
a let ter to Overberger, that the ad-
ministration make a renewed effort to
inform deans and the chairpersons of
academic departments of their respon-
sibilities for reviewing faculty research
to assure its compliance with Univer-
The committee did not ask, however,
that a formal review process .be set up
for unclassified defense department
projects, said committee Chairman
Raymond Kahn, professor of anatomy.
The January Michigan Student
Assembly report, prepared by Bret
Eynon, who was hired by MSA to in-
vestigte the issue, was critical of an
ealier review by Kahn pf the defense
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
February auto sales drop
DETROIT- Despite heralded rebate programs, domestic automakers
yesterday reported February car sales plunged to their worst sales rate in
two decades-down nearly 16 percent from last year's depressed levels.
1982is not the winter of discontent for the auto industry-it's the winter of
indecision for the car-buying public," scowled American Motors Corp. Vice
President Robert Schwartz.
U.S. car sales of 459,942 for the month were down 15.9 percent from 543,593
in 1981. The daily sales rate of 19,039 was the worst since 1962's 19,035.
If cars continue to sell at the February rate, 6.4 million will be sold by the
end of 1982.
U.S. sales in the final 10 days of the month dropped 27.7 percent compared
to 1981. Sales for the year are down 16.9 percent.
Guerrillas attack prison
in Peru; free inmates
LIMA, Peru- Leftist guerrillas attacked a Peruvian prison high .in the
Andes with submachine guns and dynamite yesterday, freeing as many as
250 inmates in a bloody five-hour battle that left 20 dead and about 12 woun-"
ded, authorities said.
Officials said two coluins of guerrillas struck just before midnight
Tuesday, launching simultaneous attacks on police stations before'
assaulting the prison in the southeastern city of Ayacucho, 220 miles
southeast of Lima.
Between 200 and 250 inmates-nearly half of the prison's population-
escaped during a fierce five-hour gun and dynamite battle, government of-
ficials said.'The fugitives included'80 jailed members of a Maoist guerrilla
Eighteen inmates and two policemen were reported killed in the fighting '
and 12 police were reported wounded, the Ayacucho governor Marciano
Cavero said in a telephone interview.
OPEC nations schedule meeting.
ABU DHABI, Unitedl Arab Emirates- OPEC's president said yesterday
he will call a special meeting later this month of the 13-nation oil carte,
deeply divided over pricing and measures to deal with the world oil glut.
OPEC .President Mana Said al Otaiba, who is also the United Arab
Emirates minister of petroleum arid mineral resources, said the meeting
would be held by the end of the month and only the "date and the venue"
remained to be settled. Oil experts interpreted the remark to mean Saudi
Arabia had agreed to take part in the parley.
Saudi Arabia, the main foreign supplier pf U.S. oil and the world's largest
oil exporter accounting for about 40 percent of OPEC's output, has consisten-
tly opposed a special OPEC meeting as well as any change in its price or
production levels. Saudi Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani has said
market forces alone "should be allowed to determine these factors.
Otaiba, speaking to the Emirates news agency WAM on his return from
Riyadh, said the meeting would be a "consultative" session. Under OPEC
rules such a meeting cannot take binding decisions and oil experts expected
the meeting to concentrate on production levels.
Vermonters vote arms freeze
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont's votes for a nuclear weapons freeze are
the first snowballs in what supporters predict soon will be an avalanche of
opinion against nuclear weapons.
Voting in tiny townhalls and isolated schoolhouses on Tuesday, Vermonters
used their annual town meetings to plead for nuclear disarmament.
Officials said 191 of Vermont's, 246 communities voted on the resolution,
which calls for an immediate freeze on the manufacture, testing and
deployment of nuclear weapons and the missiles and bombers that deliver
Tallies yesterday showed 159 communities supported the freeze, 21 op-'
posed it and 11 tabled action.
Supporters hope the votes will result in more national discussion on the
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