Streams

 

Cancer

WNYC News

When Stage IV Cancer Lasts 15 Years

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dixie Josephson was 56 when she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, a disease with a 5-year survival rate of 27 percent. Now 71, Josephson is still receiving treatments.

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Conversations on Family, Health and War

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative on birth records in Ohio, the hard decisions faced by people with a high risk of cancer, and the emotional toll of war for U.S. veterans.

Death, Sex & Money

Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

Comments [3]

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story of Cancer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” Ken Burns and Barak Goodman tell the comprehensive story of the disease and our quest to understand it, treat it, and cure it.

Comments [8]

WNYC News

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.

Comments [2]

The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding Cancer, Investigating a University's Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ken Burns and Barak Goodman discuss their documentary on cancer. 100 recipes from Taiwan. César Aira's micro-approach to fiction. Investigating human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.

WNYC News

Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Monday, March 23, 2015

NPR
Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. 

Comments [5]

Specials

Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway’s series “Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer” shares the stories of three African-American women coping with the disease through personal audio diaries.

Comment

On The Media

Share Your Thoughts on Cancer With OTM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tell us what you think about the language used to describe cancer, and how cancer is portrayed in movies. 
Read More

Comments [4]

On Being

Eve Ensler — The Body After Cancer [remix]

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Fighting Cancer, David Duchovny & The Teenage Brain

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
Read More

Comment

The Takeaway

Controversy and Asbestos in Nevada

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two geoscientists and an epidemiologist found cause for concern in Nevada: A high incidence of asbestos, and a high incidence of mesothelioma. Why is the state blocking their research?

Comments [3]

WNYC News

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.

Comments [2]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding the Causes of Cancer

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An epidemiologist is looking into environmental chemical exposure as a possible cause of cancer. We hear about her research and the latest understanding of where cancer comes from.

Comments [22]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Akai Gurley Indictment Reported; Building Bribes; Creative Process

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Reports say the Brooklyn DA is taking the Akai Gurley shooting case to trial. Plus: this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries series; inside the buildings scandal; and more.

WNYC News

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.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Changing Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A leading researcher in immunotheraphy and one of his patients discuss the treatment and how it could radically change cancer treatment.

Comments [5]

News

Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
In the past, doctors suggested that perhaps their patients should not be told they have cancer.

Comment

WNYC News

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.

Comments [9]