Additional Cancers Proposed for WTC Health Program Covered Conditions

Yesterday, the WTC Health Program announced that it would be publishing a proposed interim rule in the Federal Register that if finalized, would add to the list of World Trade Center Related Conditions, four additional cancers, brain, pancreatic, testicular and some cervical cancers. The proposed rule would also revise the definition of childhood cancer to clarify that a childhood cancer is any cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.

Here is a where you can find the proposed rule by the Dr. John Howard, the World Trade Center Health Program Administrator.

The proposed rule is open for public comment for 60 days.

If after the 60 days the proposed rule is finalized by the WTC Health Program Administrator, then 9/11 Responders and Survivors would be able to receive treatment for these cancers and either they or their survivors could file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for compensation.