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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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

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

    By Michael Barasch

    Less than two years before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, scientists and healthcare providers still have many lingering questions about the effects on those who reported to the scene and participated in the months-long recovery effort. Higher cancer rates have been reported among the first responders who served […]

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    PBS Investigation: Barasch McGarry Students Getting Cancer in Downtown NYC

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch and Richard Alles appeared on PBS MetroFocus “9/11 & Student Cancer” that aired on January 26, 2018.
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    Study Shows 9/11 Firefighters at Greater Risk of Thyroid and Prostate Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Lowers Manhattan Skyline and the Towers Of Lights at Night[/caption] A recent study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine finds that firefighters who participated in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the 9/11 terror attacks have an elevated risk of prostate and thyroid cancer compared to other firefighters in other large cities. […]

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    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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    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    WTC Responder? Get a Thyroid Check

    By Michael Barasch

    According to information released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) in September, incidence rates of two types of cancer have soared among first responders in recent years.  Although increased rates of cancer and other diseases among those exposed to toxic pollutants on and after September 11 is no surprise, Dr. Eli Kleinman, chief surgeon […]

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