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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 Honors Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or after 9/11 has a much higher risk for many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. A relatively rare cancer, multiple myeloma forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundWTC Health ProgramZadroga Act

    Barasch & McGarry Honors Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer, forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help fight infections by producing antibodies that recognize […]

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