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Paige Cowett

Associate Producer, News

Paige Cowett is an associate producer for health reporting at WNYC. Before that, she was a producer for WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. She also has a masters in urban planning from UCLA. Her work has appeared on This American Life, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered.

Paige Cowett appears in the following:

Gun Shot Wound? Sure, I Got This

Friday, August 14, 2015

The first day at a new job can be anxiety-producing, especially if that new job is being a first-time doctor in a New York City emergency room. 

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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer.

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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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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis to 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition.

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.

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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.

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals that can trigger cancer is limited.

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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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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

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Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Throughout life we are subjected to many things that can affect our risk for developing cancer. Take our quiz to learn more.

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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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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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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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Sunset Park Residents Worried About Latest Police Altercation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The NYPD is investigating an altercation between police and a visibly pregnant woman captured on video over the weekend in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 

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Night Shift Making You Sick? Red Light Could Help

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shift workers are not only sleep-deprived, they could be at risk for serious illness. Researchers are trying to solve it.

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Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York

Monday, March 31, 2014

A few great reasons to clock your sleep with WNYC: if you're sleepless in the city you're more likely to get robbed in the subway — or catch a cold. 

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Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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