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Prostate Cancer, Treatment, and the 9/11 Cancer Fund

Prostate cancer was added to the list of covered cancers eligible for treatment by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) in October 2013 and also for compensation by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund).  Prostate cancer and other 9/11 related cancers and conditions have been prevalent among first responders […]

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Mt. Sinai Researchers Study Link Between 9/11 Exposure, Heart and Kidney Disease

911 Cancer Fund lawyers and advocates were interested to learn that researchers have received $1.1 million from the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) to investigate the link between inhalation of toxic dust and smoke on 9/11 and kidney and heart disease among first responders.  The WTCHP, established by the Zadroga Act, treats many responders […]

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9/11 Cancer Fund OKs $804 Million in Payments

The Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund) announced this week that over $804 million in compensation has been authorized to over 3,000 claimants. The Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, was picked to help administer the 9/11 fund established by the Zadroga Act.  The 911 Cancer Fund gives money awards to individuals […]

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9/11 Cancer Fund Lawyers, Responders, and Survivors Look Forward to Continued Progress in Payouts in 2015

In 2014, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) made considerable progress in the processing of claims for compensation. The VCF, sometimes referred to as the 911 Cancer Fund, compensates individuals who have suffered from cancer and other related conditions and have experienced pain and suffering and economic loss. 911 Cancer Fund attorneys have discovered that […]

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911 Cancer Fund Adds Prostate Cancer and New Rare Cancers

9/11 cancers

The 911 Cancer Fund has added several cancers to the list of “covered conditions” now eligible for compensation, including prostate cancer 911. After the World Trade Center Health Program conducted extensive research— including epidemiological studies of September 11, 2001 exposed populations and systemic literature searches—the Center found a basis to include both prostate cancer and […]

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9/11 Cancer Fund and Important Deadlines in the Past and Future

Many of those exposed to toxic dust and fumes in the aftermath of the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, who have also suffered from certain cancers and other medical conditions, can still register with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, also known as the 911 Cancer Fund. 911 Cancer Fund Deadlines October 12, 2014 was […]

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