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Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

That's the situation in Senegal. The government has promised to buy new machines. But one cancer specialist says there isn't enough attention given to the disease.

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The Barrier Jamie Saft

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Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

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"In college, I would tell my friends that I wanted to pursue a Ph.D., and they would chuckle and ridicule the idea," says Eqbal Dauqan, who is an assistant professor at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia at age 36. Born and raised in Yemen, Dauqan credits her "naughty" spirit for her success in a male-dominated culture. Sanjit Das for NPR hide caption

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She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World

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311 (from left: Chad Sexton, Nick Hexum, SA Martinez, Tim Mahoney and P-Nut) released its 12th studio album, Mosaic, earlier this year. Brian Bowen Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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311's Nick Hexum: After 3 Decades, It's All About The Fans

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