A statistically significant excess of thyroid cancer has been identified among World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers included in the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) at Mount Sinai in New York, and in two other cohorts, the WTC-exposed firefighters and the NYC Department of Health exposed residents. The objectives of this project are to elucidate the reasons for the increased incidence of thyroid cancer among WTCHP participants, and to explore the behavior of these cancers. This project will investigate whether thyroid cancers among WTCHP participants differ from a clinical, epidemiologic and molecular viewpoint from thyroid cancers in WTC-unrelated patients.
Gregory Riggins, M.D., Ph.D.
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