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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    Brain Tumor Awareness Month Calls Attention to 9/11 Community’s Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We recognize Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, calling attention to the nearly 25,000 people who will be diagnosed with malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord this year in the United States. This number tragically includes many 9/11 first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Cancer rates in the NYPD have risen about 50 percent since Sept. 11, 2001

    By Michael Barasch

    According to a long-term study published this month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NYPD Chief Surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman, along with scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, found a roughly 50-percent increase in all cancers after Sept. 11, with especially alarming rates of four specific types: Brain […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    Former Deputy Commissioner and 9/11 Rescue Leader Dies

    By Michael Barasch

    The deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor has died of brain cancer. Ronald Cohen of Eltingville was known and widely appreciated for his role in leading rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Cohen was 47. Cohen served as an instrumental figure following the tragic […]

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