Archive of News (2020)

Performance of Risk Factor-Based Guidelines and Model-Based Chest CT Lung Cancer Screening in World Trade Center-Exposed Fire Department Rescue/Recovery Workers

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer incidence and death in the United States.

Retrospective Assessment of Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer Among World Trade Center General Responders

To assess the reliability of a questionnaire designed to reconstruct risk factors for head and neck cancer relative to the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) response and over the lifetime.

Mental health stigma and barriers to care in World Trade Center responders: Results from a large, population-based health monitoring cohort

Nearly 20 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, multiple studies have documented the adverse mental consequences among World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers.

9/11 Hero Who Had to Prove He Volunteered at Ground Zero to Get Benefits Dies

A 9/11 hero who volunteered, was struck with cancer linked to his time at ground zero and had to prove he was there that day in order to receive 9/11 benefits has passed away…

Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Cognitive and Physical Impairments in World Trade Center Responders

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to increased prevalence and incidence of cognitive and physical impairment.

Sarlo-Diegnan-Greenstein Bill to Provide Support for Surviving Family of 9/11 Volunteers Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senate Budget and Appropriations Chair Paul Sarlo, Senator Patrick Diegnan and Senator Linda Greenstein that would provide benefits to surviving family members of police officers who volunteered…

Remembering FDIC’s First Chief Economist

Following a four-year battle with brain cancer, Dr. Richard Alan Brown, 58, died November 8.


Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was “personally engaged” in the move to refund nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting health effects from the attack…

Second Circuit Gives CFPB Chance to Revive 9/11 Victim Suit

A federal appeals court revived a fraud case against a legal settlement advance company that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says defrauded former NFL players and the families of Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims.