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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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New test may help spot pancreatic cancer early

University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine has developed a new, low-cost blood test that may increase early detection rates for pancreatic cancer, reports HealthDay News. Currently, pancreatic cancer is very hard to detect until it is well advanced. Researchers say that the new test will at the least be of use and could lead to new […]

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WTC Health Program Administrator Dr. John Howard on the 7th year of the program

A message from WTC Health Program Administrator Dr. John Howard as the program enters into its seventh year since being launched on July 1, 2011 can be found here.

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