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Cancer

The Brian Lehrer Show

Can Tobacco be Relatively Safe?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Should warning labels on tobacco products take into account varying degrees of harm?

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On The Media

Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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On The Media

Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

On The Media

Hype and Hope: The #SaveJosh Story

Friday, April 03, 2015

In 2014, a family launched a media campaign to pressure a drug company to provide a life-saving medicine for their son. We hear how they eventually got the drug.

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WNYC News

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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Living Cancer

The Cancer Show: Part 1

Friday, March 27, 2015

Over the last 2,500 years, cancer has shifted from a disease in the shadows to one at the center of scientific research and public discussion.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Sidney Farber, Chemo Crusader

Friday, March 27, 2015

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In Early Therapy, Equal Doses of Caution & Optimism.
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On The Media

Speaking in Tongues

Friday, March 27, 2015

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be like entering a foreign land where you don't speak the language. 

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On The Media

The War on Prevention

Friday, March 27, 2015

We tend to describe cancer with war metaphors: “battling” the disease, winning the “fight.” But this war language might actually be distorting how we think about cancer prevention.

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On The Media

A Brief Biography of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, charts cancer’s 2,500 year history.

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On The Media

Perception vs. Reality

Friday, March 27, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates. 

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part I

Friday, March 27, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

On The Media

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Living Cancer: Precision Medicine

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dr. Harold Varmus discusses the study of genomics in cancer treatment & The New York Times "Living With Cancer" columnist fields your calls on how to talk to people dealing with cancer.

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WNYC News

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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Studio 360

The Scariest Video Game Villain of All: Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

After a couple lost their young child to cancer, they found comfort in an unexpected place: by making a video game about their son.

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The Takeaway

From Angelina Jolie to Me: Facing The Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allison Gilbert has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie Pitt. Both women lost their mothers to cancer, and both also made decisions to remove their ovaries and their breasts.

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WNYC News

#CancerEtiquette: What To Say When Cancer Comes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When people find out that someone has cancer, sometimes the wrong thing comes out of their mouths. Let’s help people say the right things. 

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Studio 360

Out of Surgery and Back to Work

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I checked into NYU Langone Medical Center the morning of January 29. I woke up seven hours later in complete pain, horror, and, surprisingly, relief.
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