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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February LETH0HIDQE HERALD Cancer detection Granbrook may be site Committee GOLDEN EYES ALBERTA kit introduced By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Starting next Monday, the Montreal drug company Hoffman-La Roche will begin marketing simulta- neously in Canada and the United States the first commercial cancer detection kit based on an important Canadian cancer discovery by two Montreal doctors almost 10 years ago. The detection kit measures the level of an antigen called the carcinoembryonic antigen (or CEA) circulating in a patient's blood. High levels of CEA in the blood have been linked with the occurrence of certain cancers, most notably cancers of the co- lon, lung and pancreas', in such patients. Because the test is not foolproof and because it is both costly and difficult to interpret, its use initially will be limited to a few hospitals (most of them teaching hospitals) in each province across Canada, with the provincial health departments selecting the hospitals. It is intended as a follow-up to cancer surgery, to determine whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed successfully, rather than as pre-surgery screening test for various cancers. A spokesman for Hoffman-La Roche said yesterday that the in-vitro test kit for CEA is a slight modification of the tech- nique developed at the Montreal General Hospital by Drs. Phil Gold and Samuel Freedman, the same two doctors who first identified the cancerous tumor-specific CEA antigens circulating in the blood of patients with cancer of the colon. Costing lira, each test takes only two days to complete com- pared to the five days for the original Gold test. It was devel- oped at a cost of by Roche in the U.S. The test kit uses radioactive Iodine 125, which has a useful life of only a few weeks, in measuring the amount of CEA in the blood of the patient being tested. This requires the use of expensive gamma ray counting equipment normally found only in hospital laboratories. Large-scale clinical tests of the Hoffman-La Roche test kit in Canada and the U.S. since 1971 have confirmed that the test, while not fool-proof, is most accurate in pin-pointing cases of previously-undetected cancers of lung and pancreas. A high-level of CEA is usually, but not always, a sign that a cancer is present. Hospitals slated to start using the new cancer test include the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the University Hospital, also in Edmonton. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET FORECAST: Lethbridge Periods of snow today and this evening, highs today near 25 except 25 in the Chinook belt. Strone chinook winds after midnight. Thursday, sunny periods, highs 35-40. Medicine Hat, Calgary Snowflurries today and overnight. Highs today 15-20. Lows 5-10 above. Thursday, sunny periods, highs 30-35. Columbia, Kootenay Today, cloudy with periods of rain or wet snow by early afternoon, except over northern, portions, snow. Occasional snow overnight. Thursday, mainly cloudy. Brisk winds at times both days. Highs today and Thursday near 40, except 35 over northern portions. Lows tonight hi the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness, and mild west and south cooler with scattered snow northeast today and Thursday. Gusty southwest winds along the east slopes both days. Highs today and Thursday 35 to 45 except 25 to 35 northeast. Lows tonight 20 to 30 except 10 to 20 northeast. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow today decreasing tonight and Thursday. Highs both days 30 to 40. Lows tonight 20s. H LPre Lethbridge...... 41 20 Pincher Creek 41 17 Medicine Hat 40 13 Edmonton...... 27 2 .06 Grande Prairie.. -6 -17 Banff.........35 20 .07 Calgary........36 11 Penticton....... 43 38 .01 Prince George 30 12 Kamloops....... 40 36 Vancouver...... 44 36 .14 Saskatoon....... 13 -9 .05 Regina.........24 -3 Winnipeg..... 8-16 Toronto......... 34 23 Ottawa......... 28 18 .08 Montreal 28 19 .02 St. John's......20 12 .01 Halifax......... 27 14 .01 Charlottetown 20 3 Fredencton 28 2 Chicago .....46 32 New York...... 40 38 Miami.......... 74 57 Los Angeles 61 51 Las Vegas 70 45 Phoenix.......71 46 Honolulu 80 68 MISKIN SCRAPERS and Accurate 4.8 Yards or 7 Yards tot Traolor to Level Land or Dig Dug-Ouls Bt to vteit our display anw at AQ-EXPO. March 5th thru March 9th. General Farm Supplies Couttt Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 9 a.m. All highways in the Letbbridge district are bare and dry. HignVay 2, north, Fort Macros? to Calgary and CJraoi.lon, bare and "dry to Calgary. North to Red Deer and Edmonton, light snow cover on the passing lanes with snow flurries, conhirjjpg, visibility due to blowing; snow, occasional slippery sections. Highly 2, sonlfl. Fort MscleoJ io Camay, bare ana dry. Highway 23. via Vulcan, bare and dry. Highway 1, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, bare dry. Highway 1, west. Calgary to Bsnff. mainly bare and dry. Banff to Golden, light snow and occasional slippery sections. Golden to ReveMoke, five and vz inches of new snow with occasional r iippery sections. Banff Jasper hsriiTay, six inches of new piowicg at- .img n progress on the slippery areas of Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber opening and closing times Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 Pel Bonita_P p.m.; Kingseateopen 24 bom j; Portluil RykertsTa.m. onBl il 'p.m.; to4p.m., Roosevifle7en 'c- Logan Pass. (Carafe Catena boat raered bear Jsa. 6 when Montana went as dayfgbt ''a. f V C 1- 1 oi new Kootenay School VICTORIA (CP) Creation of a Kootenay institute of post secondary studies to provide vocational, technological and academic programs in most communities of southeastern British Columbia was recommended to the provincial government Tuesday. The report of the royal commission on post- secondary education in the region, created in May last year by Education Minister Eileen Dailly, called for merging Notre Dame University at Nelson and Selkirk College at Castlegar with the new institute. They would form the two main centres of the institute, but the report also said Cranbrook should become the institute's headquarters in the East Kootenay with emphasis on providing vocational and technological programs there no later than September this year. In addition, subsidiary facilities should be established as needed in such centres as Kimberley, Fernie and The Columbia Valley, said the report, which was written by commission chairman Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan and the six other commissioners. "Both the East and West Kootenays have substantial numbers of who desire opportunities to said the report, while noting that in the West Kootenay, the number of prospective students is unlikely to increase substantially and existing facilities are adequate. "However, hi the case of the East Kootenay, we have concluded that the numbers of adult participants in post- secondary learning is likely to increase sharply and that existing provisions are totally unsatisfactory." Almost all of the increase of predicted for the region's population set at in the 1971 census will occur in the East Kootenay, the report stated. The new Kootenay institute for post secondary studies would work under a powerful governing 'council, with most members drawn from the general public but also including students, teachers and administrators. It would have final say in financial and educational matters setting tuition fees, appointing staff and approving new programs of study. Inside the institute structure there would be a number of colleges, in the initial stages, a two-year mainly technological college with campuses at Castlegar and Nelson, a four-year liberal arts college (Notre Dame) in Nelson. A third college would be in Citizens may sue government VICTORIA British Columbia government introduced legislation Tuesday which will allow individuals to sue the crown. Attorney-General Alex MacDonald, who introduced the Crown Proceedings Act, said it will abolish the fiat system whereby an individual has to get permission from the provincial cabinet to sue the government. "hesiiy we are just rectifying something where the former Social Credit government turned a blind eye and a deaf ear toward be said outside the House. "We are giving people their day in The biF. state? the crown is subject to all those liabilities to which it would be liable if it were a person and can be sued accordingly. Great Falls air base man faces charges GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) A Malstrom Air Torcc Base Andra Stewart, was charged in district court here with one count of deliberate homicide and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, in connection with slaying of Air Force John Walsh Aggravated kidnapping convictions carrv an automatic death laity under Montana ti Cranbrook, offering vocational and technological courses at first in the town. But the report said it mustn't rely solely on a single central facility, but must provide services throughout the region by using a variety of permanent facilities, trailers and temporary offices. Evening out Gov-Gen. Jules Leger and Mrs. Leger stand for the national anthem before the start of an orch- estra performance at the National Arts Centre ir Ottawa. proposes benefits EDMONTON (CP) A joint committee of provincial MLA's and the handicapped has approved a recommendation that wheelchairs and other devices required by ttte handicapped be covered by the Alberta Health Insurance Act. The committee, which includes Deputy Premier Hugh Homer, Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, and Labor Minister Bert Holjol, approved the resolution following a survey of health care requirements among the handicapped by the Alberta Committee of Action Groups for the Disabled. The resolution suggests that wheelchairs, artificial limbs and orthopedic or other devices be provided where disabled persons are not receiving them from an existing aid program. The action group, which operates on a monthly grant from the province, will ask the joint committee in April to make it mandatory for all public building to be accessible to the handicapped through construction of wheel chair ramps at staircases and wider doorways. House date REGINA (CP) The Sask- atchewan legislature will resume Monday, Feb. 25. The 1974-75 budget is expected to be unveiled that same week. Chamber of Commerce executive at this town 40 miles west of the Alberta border on the Trans-Canada Highway has started a campaign to have the town secede from British Columbia and join Alberta. The executive plans to place a motion before the chamber's general membership later this week seeking authority to go ahead with secession publicity and action. 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