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New CDC registry could help identify link between firefighting and cancer

President Trump last week signed the bipartisan Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, sponsored by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY). The bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) track cancer incidence in firefighters through a voluntary registry. According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, cancer is the number one cause of death […]

ICYMI: September 16, 2016

Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016 (The Washington Post)–The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, […]

Preventing Cancer, While they Prevent Fires

Firefighters put their lives on the line everyday to keep their communities safe. On top of putting themselves at risk of injury, they also expose themselves to dangerous carcinogens that can lead to cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation was honored to step in and help a West Virginia fire department purchase protective gear to reduce […]