Public comments wanted on adding prostate cancer to covered conditions under the WTC Health Program
Because of the recent publication of more medical studies that showed an increased risk of prostate cancer among recovery workers who worked at the former World Trade Center site after the terrorist attack, Dr. John Howard, of the World Trade Center Health Registry, has proposed adding prostate cancer to the list of covered conditions under the Zadroga Act.
The public will be able to comment on the proposal from now until 11:59pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013. All comments must include the agency name (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS) and docket number (CDC-2013-0012) or Regulation Identifier Number (0920-AA54) for this rulemaking. All relevant comments, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov.
Howard will make a final determination on the status of prostate cancer based on information received.
If prostate cancer is approved, recovery workers, survivors and residents afflicted with World Trade Center related prostate cancer could possibly begin covered treatment by the autumn.
To submit your comment, please click here.