Eastman to Co-Sponsor TV Documentary 'Breast Cancer: Surviving and Winning'

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Eastman Chemical Company

    KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:   EMN) today announced that it is a
 co-sponsor of the two-part PBS television documentary "Breast Cancer:
 Surviving and Winning."
     The documentary series, consisting of two hour-long segments, depicts how
 scientific advances are touching the lives of women and families coping with
 breast cancer.  The series interweaves those stories with commentary from
 pre-eminent scientific pioneers.  Three leading U.S. cancer institutions --
 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Dana
 Farber Cancer Institute -- give inside views of revolutionary breast cancer
 treatments.
     Part 1 of the series will run on independent PBS stations through 2002,
 with first airings set for this month.  Part 2 is slated to begin later this
 year.  Check local PBS station listings for details.
     As part of the "healthy lifestyles" segments, Eastman Chemical Company
 researcher Andreas Papas, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor to the Cancer
 Prevention Group, Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss the role of
 tocotrienols and vitamin E in reducing the risk of major cancers.  Papas,
 author of the book "The Vitamin E Factor," (HarperCollins, 1999) developed and
 popularized the concept of the complete family of tocopherols plus
 tocotrienols for unleashing the full benefits of vitamin E.
     Other co-sponsors of the two-part PBS series include:
     - The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization
       founded in 1982.
     - The American Institute for Cancer Research, the nation's third-largest
       cancer charity.
     - The American College of Radiology, a non-profit professional society
       that is the only medical accrediting body for mammography machines and
       facilities in the United States
 
     Eastman Chemical Company is the sole U.S. manufacturer of tocotrienols,
 which it markets to the nutritional supplements and food industries under its
 NUTRIENE tocotrienols brand.  For more information on Eastman's NUTRIENE
 tocotrienols, go to www.nutriene.com.  For information on the TV documentary
 "Breast Cancer: Surviving and Winning," go to www.survivingandwinning.com or
 see links at www.eastman.com.  For more information on vitamin E, tocopherols
 and tocotrienols and information on the latest research on nutritional
 supplements and cancer research, go to www.vitamine-factor.com.
 Headquartered in Kingsport, Eastman Chemical Company manufactures and markets
 chemicals, plastics and fibers.  The company employs 15,000 people in more
 than 30 countries and had 2000 sales of US$5.3 billion.  Visit Eastman's
 website at www.eastman.com for further information about the company.
 
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    KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:   EMN) today announced that it is a
 co-sponsor of the two-part PBS television documentary "Breast Cancer:
 Surviving and Winning."
     The documentary series, consisting of two hour-long segments, depicts how
 scientific advances are touching the lives of women and families coping with
 breast cancer.  The series interweaves those stories with commentary from
 pre-eminent scientific pioneers.  Three leading U.S. cancer institutions --
 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Dana
 Farber Cancer Institute -- give inside views of revolutionary breast cancer
 treatments.
     Part 1 of the series will run on independent PBS stations through 2002,
 with first airings set for this month.  Part 2 is slated to begin later this
 year.  Check local PBS station listings for details.
     As part of the "healthy lifestyles" segments, Eastman Chemical Company
 researcher Andreas Papas, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor to the Cancer
 Prevention Group, Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss the role of
 tocotrienols and vitamin E in reducing the risk of major cancers.  Papas,
 author of the book "The Vitamin E Factor," (HarperCollins, 1999) developed and
 popularized the concept of the complete family of tocopherols plus
 tocotrienols for unleashing the full benefits of vitamin E.
     Other co-sponsors of the two-part PBS series include:
     - The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization
       founded in 1982.
     - The American Institute for Cancer Research, the nation's third-largest
       cancer charity.
     - The American College of Radiology, a non-profit professional society
       that is the only medical accrediting body for mammography machines and
       facilities in the United States
 
     Eastman Chemical Company is the sole U.S. manufacturer of tocotrienols,
 which it markets to the nutritional supplements and food industries under its
 NUTRIENE tocotrienols brand.  For more information on Eastman's NUTRIENE
 tocotrienols, go to www.nutriene.com.  For information on the TV documentary
 "Breast Cancer: Surviving and Winning," go to www.survivingandwinning.com or
 see links at www.eastman.com.  For more information on vitamin E, tocopherols
 and tocotrienols and information on the latest research on nutritional
 supplements and cancer research, go to www.vitamine-factor.com.
 Headquartered in Kingsport, Eastman Chemical Company manufactures and markets
 chemicals, plastics and fibers.  The company employs 15,000 people in more
 than 30 countries and had 2000 sales of US$5.3 billion.  Visit Eastman's
 website at www.eastman.com for further information about the company.
 
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