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"Nearly 20 years Later, Cancer Rates Higher In 9/11 First Responders" - Dennis Thompson

  • Health Day
  • New York, NY
  • (January 15, 2020)

Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York's World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage. “Yet there is no evidence of an epidemic of cancer. There is evidence of increased risk for certain cancers among WTC-exposed responders," said co-author of the study Moshe Shapiro, data base manager and biostatistician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "There are lots of different things that were in that dust cloud, many of which are known to be harmful," said co-author Henry Sacks, MD, PhD, professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

— Moshe Z. Shapiro, Data Base Manager, Biostatistician, World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Data Center, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, 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

— 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

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