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"The Long-Term Health Effects of September 11, 2001" - Natasha Persaud

  • Renal & Urology News
  • New York, NY
  • (September 06, 2019)

Michael Crane, MD, MPH, medical director of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center for Excellence at Mount Sinai discusses the long term health issues resulting from the September 11 events. “Prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers are among the 10 most frequently diagnosed cancers among WTC responders. An August 2019 study in Molecular Cancer Research suggests respiratory exposure to WTC dust can induce inflammatory and immune responses in prostate tissue associated with cancer.” He added, “Experts say kidney cancer appears to be part of the wave of 9-11-related illnesses. It’s related to the exposure, there’s no doubt in my mind. We do seem to be having them picked up at a point where we can treat them effectively. I certainly support efforts to expand organ donation.”

— Michael A. Crane, MD, MPH, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Medical Director, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health and World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence, Mount Sinai Health System

Additional coverage: WCBS 880 

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