Archive of News (2020)

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9/11 survivors get more time to ask for money to cover health care costs

First responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have been given more time to ask for compensation to cover their health care costs.

Deadline extended to make wrongful death claim for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The deadline has been extended to make a wrongful death claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

An agonizing dispute among terror victims

Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund splitting payouts under questionable rationale

Elevated Leukemia Incidence Found in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers

Responders who worked at the World Trade Center site after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, have an increased overall cancer incidence compared to the general population, particularly in thyroid cancer, prostate cancer…

New 9/11 first responder study highlights risk of leukemia

A new study found 9/11 first responders may face a heightened risk of developing leukemia, nearly two decades after the terror attacks.

9/11 Responders Have Higher Rates of Leukemia, Study Shows

The study is the first to show an increase in incidence of the blood cancer

9/11 Victims Compensation Fund filing deadline extended

Victims of 9/11’s toxic swirl and their families have another chance to make a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim even if they were previously told it was too late.

Emergency responders involved in the 9/11 clean-up at Ground Zero ‘have a 40% greater risk of developing LEUKAEMIA’

Responders involved in the clean-up after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre towers have a much greater risk of getting leukaemia, a study has found.

Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage.

Cancer Incidence Up in World Trade Center Responder Cohort

Cancer incidence is increased in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program General Cohort, according to a study published in the February issue of JNCI Cancer Spectrum.