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Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

A woman’s seven-year study of cancer cells may have found how cancer spreads and how to slow the spreading down, reports Carrie Wells in the Baltimore Sun. Hasini Jayatilaka of Johns Hopkins University realised that when cancer cells became densely packed, some of them migrated and spread. She and her team found the biochemical mechanism that causes metastasis, […]

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9/11 survivor continues seeking medical, financial help

Bri Ramkumar survived the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center with only minor physical injuries but major PTSD. The PTSD caused heart disease, reports Jackie Callaway for ABC Action News. She found help with the World Trade Center Health Program.

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Retired FDNY Firefighter Michael Duffy dead at 63 after battle with 9/11-linked cancer

Retired FDNY Firefighter Michael Duffy, 63, died of World Trade Center-related cancer on August 8, 2017. Duffy had a 20-year career in the FDNY, all of it at Engine 310/Ladder 174 in East Flatbush, retiring in 2002 reports Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for St. Jude’s Medical […]

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