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Wednesday, Feb. 9
Study: For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Common Surgery Has No Advantage

Study: For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Common Surgery Has No Advantage
Mehra GolshamNew research says many breast cancer patients can skip aggressive lymph node surgery without increasing chances for recurrence or death.The study involved women with cancer spread to only one or two nearby lymph nodes. They fared equally well after five years whether they had lots of nodes removed or skipped that major surgery. The results suggest tens of thousands of women can now avoid those complications – the side effects of which include arm swelling, stiffness and pain. Everyone agrees the results of the study are significant, but my next guest says they’re having an immediate effect and that guidelines for surgery are already being reconsidered. Dr. Mehra Golshan, director of breast surgical services at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston, joins us to discuss.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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