Category Archives: Health Issues

NYPD Deputy Chief James Molloy dies of 9/11-related brain cancer

NYPD Deputy Chief James Molloy, 55, of the Emergency Services Unit, died yesterday after a long fight with World Trade Center-related brain cancer, report Rocco Parascandola and Graham Rayman of the New York Daily News. Molloy worked at the recovery operation for six months following the terrorist attacks. Though off-duty on September 11, 2001, Molloy rushed […]

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Court officer with rare 9/11 cancer helped by clinical trial of new drug

Bart Zagami, 61, a New York State Supreme Court officer, was diagnosed in 2010 with stage 4 marginal zone lymphoma. Few treatments for the blood disease exist, reported Jamie Reno in Healthline. Zagami became allergic to his last drug option. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center suggested an experimental treatment with a drug called ibrutinib, which causes […]

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In the wind: Experts say thousands of Downtowners affected by toxic 9/11 dust still missing from Zadroga Act rolls

Kimberly Flynn of the  9/11 Environmental Action group is raising awareness among Lower Manhattan residents and residents of downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO that they may be eligible for healthcare under the Zadroga Act, as their illnesses could be caused by toxins from the World Trade Center site. Dennis Lynch writes in the Downtown Express that many people who were harmed […]

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