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Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk is a reporter in WNYC's health unit, working on special projects.

She has been reporting and producing radio for the past 15 years and has worked on staff at Radiolab, Marketplace, Weekend America and The Next Big Thing. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

American Icons: Native Son

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. 

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Eight Months and $100,000 Later, the Reality of Cancer Treatment Hits Hard

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s one side effect of cancer treatment that's financial, not physical.

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

Friday, March 27, 2015

A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

Friday, March 27, 2015

A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.

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What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, March 27, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on. 

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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.

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Why a Skin Cancer Drug Is Treating This Woman’s Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Precision medicine is making it faster to match the right cancer drug to the patient who needs it.

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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s.

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The Two Leukemia Patients Whose Survival Revolutionized Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Early experiments in cancer treatment helped move a common pediatric cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from a death sentence toward a cure.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Researchers are looking into whether in utero chemical exposure may be linked to breast cancers in women like Jenny Singleton.

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Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, people often ask one question first: "How long do I have?"

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When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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For One Child, a Miracle Cancer Drug Is Hard to Come By

Monday, February 09, 2015

Kathy Liu thought she’d found a drug that could cure her 10-year-old son. There was only one problem: she couldn’t get it.

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Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

Monday, February 09, 2015

When a child falls ill with cancer, many of the drugs that might help are either experimental or unapproved for use in kids.

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Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

Monday, February 09, 2015

When a child falls ill with cancer, many of the drugs that might help are either experimental or unapproved for use in kids.

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Poverty Grows in New Jersey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Jersey is just one of three states that experienced an increase in both the percentage and number of people living in poverty last year.

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