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Hero FDNY firefighter Jimmy Lanza, who died of 9/11-related cancer, memorialized with plaque at Harlem firehouse

Firefighter Jimmy Lanza was honored with a plaque at his firehouse, Ladder 43 in Harlem. Lanza died last year of World Trade Center-related brain cancer, report Catherina Gioino and Larry McShane of the New York Daily News. Jimmy was well-known in the FDNY for his devotion to charity work. “Jimmy was just saintly,” said FDNY Commissioner […]

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New and upcoming treatments are vastly changing the myeloma space

Noa Biran of the John Theurer Cancer Center discussed some of the recent breakthroughs and new treatments that could help those with multiple myeloma, writes Brielle Urciuoli for Cure magazine. Recent tests of triplet regimens (combinations of three drugs) proved helpful to a number of patients, especially those with poor prognoses. The new drug  Xgeva, which […]

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Wantagh mourns Firefighter Keith Young

The streets outside St. Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh were lined with firefighters for the funeral of retired FDNY Firefighter Keith Young reports Alex Costello in the Wantagh/Seaford Patch. Young died of World Trade Center-related cancer on St. Patrick’s Day this year. A video about Keith Young can be found here.

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