Impact of WTC Dust on Immune Functions and Prostate Cancer Promotion

Project Number
1 U01 OH011328-01
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
5 years


This project addresses adverse health effects to World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers of exposure to dust containing asbestos and other toxic components. Proposed studies would test mechanisms that may be responsible for the increased incidence of prostate cancer in exposed individuals using mouse genetic models. Immune and/or other biomarkers identified would also be applied in correlative studies with prostate tumors from WTC workers.


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Principal Investigator: Stuart Aaronson, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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