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    Study Finds 9/11 Responders Have Higher Risk of Blood Cancer-Associated Mutations

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study found that first responders who were deployed at the World Trade Center site on and after 9/11 have a higher rate of developing “clonal hematopoiesis” – blood cell mutations that increase the risk of blood cancer.These mutations often occur as a result of exposure to toxins, for example from smoking tobacco, or […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Remembers Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, focusing attention on two types of cancer that impact the 9/11 community, leukemia and lymphoma. Leukemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas mainly affect the lymph nodes. In 2021, an estimated 61,090 new cases of all types of leukemia and 90,390 new cases of all types of […]

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    9/11 First Responder Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

    By Michael Barasch

    The first responders of 9/11 were undoubtedly heroes who braved the perils of that fateful day to bring victims to safety. Today, one of those heroes needs someone to save him. A 54-year-old firefighter who assisted on and in the weeks following 9/11 has developed an aggressive form of blood cancer. To have any chance […]

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