Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer, as well as a slightly elevated overall risk of cancer, researchers report.
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Ground zero workers had higher rates of cancer, especially prostate and thyroid cancers and leukemia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: World Trade Center (Manhattan, NY) Cancer Prostate Cancer Thyroid Cancer Leukemia Mount Sinai Medical Center Source Type: news
Incidence up for all cancer sites combined and for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news
After the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, the thousands of people involved in rescue-and-cleanup efforts were exposed to carcinogens and other toxins as they breathed in contaminated air and dug through industrial rubble. Studies completed since then have shown elevated rates of conditions including multiple myeloma, prostate cancer and thyroid cancer among 9/11 responders and those who worked near the site. A new study published Jan. 14 in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum adds another to that list: leukemia. “After about 12 years of follow-up, there was an increase in the rate of all cancers combined, and separa...
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(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Responders who worked at the World Trade Center site after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, have an increased overall cancer incidence compared to the general population, particularly in thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, and, for the first time ever reported, leukemia, according to a Mount Sinai study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum in January.
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CONCLUSIONS: The rate of associated cancers suggests an underlying genetic predisposition to disordered growth, but serrated polyposis does not have typical features of dominant inheritance. The association with smoking suggests that familial/environmental factors play a role. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/B84. POLIPOSIS SERRADA SÉSIL: ¿NO ES UN SÍNDROME HEREDITARIO? ANTECEDENTES: Los investigadores están buscando en vano una explicación genética coherente para la póliposis serrados. Suponemos que no existe una herencia monogenética consistente....
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with IPF had a higher risk for various types of cancer incidence compared to matched control cohort. Greater attention should be paid to cancer development and screening in patients with IPF.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Source Type: research
Malignant mesothelioma has become the latest deadly cancer linked directly to the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City in 2001. The long-running threat has come to fruition. Eighteen years after Manhattan was engulfed in the asbestos-laced, toxic cloud of dust — caused primarily by the World Trade Center destruction — the first death from pleural mesothelioma attributed to 9/11 has been recorded. Nick Ursta, 52, from the southwestern part of Pennsylvania, died after a year-long battle with the rare cancer. Ursta, a construction worker and fireman by trade, w...
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Studies have identified that the polymorphism rs10069690 of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) is associated with cancer risk, but the results remain inconclusive. We performed a meta ‐analysis of 45 published studies including 329,035 cases and 730,940 controls. This meta‐analysis suggested that the TERT rs10069690 polymorphism may be a risk factor for cancer, especially breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer. Further functional studies are warranted to reveal the ro le of the polymorphism in carcinogenesis. AbstractBackgroundStudies have identified that the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene po...
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
The objective is, therefore, to examine the relation between co-morbid CVD at cancer diagnosis and HRQoL among cancer survivors diagnosed with colorectal, thyroid, prostate, endometrium, ovarian cancer, melanoma, (non-)Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), or multiple myeloma (MM) in an exploratory population-based cross-sectional study. Material and methods: Analyses were performed on combined data sets from the PROFILES and Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR). Data on co-morbid CVD at cancer diagnosis was extracted from the NCR. HRQoL was measured via PROFILES at a median of 4.6 years after cancer di...
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
President Donald Trump on Monday signed legislation that will extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2092. During the signing ceremony at the White House, Trump was surrounding by first responders, survivors and family members of several who died in the 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S Senate voted overwhelmingly last week to approve the legislation that will provide a lifetime of assistance for victims and their families. The extension will allow the fund, first established in 2001, to pay for past and future medical claims of those effected by the...
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