Post-9/11 Cancer Incidence in FDNY Firefighters

Project Number
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
2 years


Modest elevations in cancer rates post-exposure to the World Trade Center (WTC) site have been reported in all three cohorts of rescue/recovery workers. The overarching goal of this proposal is to improve understanding of the association between WTC exposure and cancer risk. We will: 1) Compare cancer rates in WTC-exposed NYC firefighters to rates in non-WTC-exposed firefighters; 2) develop a new exposure measure based on work records and model cancer incidence rates as a function of both time of first arrival at the WTC site and the new duration measure; and, 3) estimate the future cancer burden of WTC-exposed firefighters.


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Principal Investigator: Mayris Webber, DrPH
Albert Einstein College of Medicine