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"9/11 Responders Have Higher Rates Of Leukemia, Study Shows" - Melanie Grayce West

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • New York, NY
  • (January 14, 2020)

Researchers found an elevated incidence of leukemia in first responders and other workers at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks compared with the general population. “The findings also suggest that, as more time passes from the attacks, researchers may discover increased rates of other cancers in first responders and recovery workers,” said co-author Henry Sacks, MD, PhD, professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “This shows us that even after many years that the number of cancers is still increasing.”

— Henry Sacks, MD, PhD, Professor, Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Biomathematical Sciences, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncological Sciences, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Director, Thomas C. Chalmers Clinical Trials Unit Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

— Susan L. Teitelbaum, PhD, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

— Moshe Z. Shapiro, Data Base Manager, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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