Head and Neck Cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program Cohort; Elucidating Risk Factors to Reduce Incidence and Morbidity

Project Number
1 U01 OH011322-01
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
2 years


The study will investigate whether exposure to pollution from the World Trade Center (WTC) 9/11 attacks is associated with increased risk of head and neck cancer among WTC responders and remediation workers. It will further explore whether that exposure adds to known causes of head and neck cancer including tobacco and alcohol. The findings from this study will help to build the evidence base for developing recommendations for modifying risk factors for these devastating cancers among WTC responders, including tobacco and alcohol use.


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Principal Investigator: Judith Graber, PhD
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey