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Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer, Thyroid Cancer And Multiple Myeloma In 9-11 Rescue And Recovery Workers

INTRO:More than 2700 people lost their lives after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack also exposed hundreds of thousands of survivors to known and suspected carcinogens released into the environment. A new study evaluated cancer incidence among survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

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9-11 Memorial, people walking on street in NYC, various shots of 9-11 terrorist attack

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TODAY THE AIR IS CLEAR, CALM AND THERE IS A PEACEFULNESS AT THE 9-11 MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK CITY.  IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001, WHEN TERRORISTS ATTACKED THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.  AFTER THE TOWERS FELL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE EXPOSED TO DUST, DEBRIS AND POTENTIALLY TOXIC EMISSIONS.

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SOT/FULL Super @:17 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Runs:07

“We know that there were exposures to cancer causing agents from 9-11 and that’s certainly a serious public health concern.”

(Video Covering 2nd half of bite: wreckage of twin towers)

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Twins towers smoldering and surrounding area, firs ambulance, police officer, people walking

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FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH REGISTRY HAS FOLLOWED 9-11 SURVIVORS. THEY INCLUDE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WORKERS, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF LOWER MANHATTAN AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK. THE REGISTRY TRACKS THEIR EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.

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SOT/FULL Runs:09 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Super @:36

“The technical goal of the study is to determine whether cancer incidence in either of these groups is greater than what would be expected based on background New York state cancer rates.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: people walking in NYC

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Dr. Stellman walking, sitting at computer looking at research, people walking, pan of Health Registry survey

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DR. STEVEN STELLMAN FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE AND CO-AUTHORS OBSERVED ALMOST 56 THOUSAND REGISTRY ENROLLEES FROM 2003 AND 2004. THEY WERE FOLLOWED THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER 2008. SELF-REPORTED SURVEYS AND FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS WERE USED TO GATHER THE DATA.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:00 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Runs:12

“In both the rescue recovery workers and the non-rescue recovery workers we did not find any different overall cancer rate from what we determined from the background rate from the New York state cancer registry.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: present day site of new tower, police officers)

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GXF FULL JAMA COVER

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THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:16 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Runs:12

“Only in the rescue recovery workers we found a significantly increased rate of three types of cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and a blood cancer called multiple myeloma.”

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9-11 aftermath

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RESEARCHERS SAY RATES OF PROSTATE AND THYROID CANCERS WERE ALSO ELEVATED IN A RECENT STUDY INVOLVING NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS, AND SUGGEST THAT CANCER IS FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FROM MANY OTHER 9-11 RELATED DISEASES.

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SOT/FULL Runs:10 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Super @ 1:39

“Most solid tumors have a very long latency period and many don’t appear for many years or decades after the initial exposure.”

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B-ROLL

Grounds of the 9-11 Memorial

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RESEARCHERS SAY THESE CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE TRACKED.  CATHERINE DOLF THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:RESEARCHERS ARE PLANNING A THIRD AND FOURTH ROUND OF CANCER SURVEYS THROUGH THE REGISTRY’S ACTIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM.

INTRO:More than 2700 people lost their lives after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack also exposed hundreds of thousands of survivors to known and suspected carcinogens released into the environment. A new study evaluated cancer incidence among survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

VIDEO

B-ROLL

9-11 Memorial, people walking on street in NYC, various shots of 9-11 terrorist attack

AUDIO

vo

TODAY THE AIR IS CLEAR, CALM AND THERE IS A PEACEFULNESS AT THE 9-11 MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK CITY.  IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001, WHEN TERRORISTS ATTACKED THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.  AFTER THE TOWERS FELL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE EXPOSED TO DUST, DEBRIS AND POTENTIALLY TOXIC EMISSIONS.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @:17 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Runs:07

“We know that there were exposures to cancer causing agents from 9-11 and that’s certainly a serious public health concern.”

(Video Covering 2nd half of bite: wreckage of twin towers)

B-ROLL

Twins towers smoldering and surrounding area, firs ambulance, police officer, people walking

AUDIO

vo

FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH REGISTRY HAS FOLLOWED 9-11 SURVIVORS. THEY INCLUDE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WORKERS, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF LOWER MANHATTAN AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK. THE REGISTRY TRACKS THEIR EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Runs:09 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Super @:36

“The technical goal of the study is to determine whether cancer incidence in either of these groups is greater than what would be expected based on background New York state cancer rates.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: people walking in NYC

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Dr. Stellman walking, sitting at computer looking at research, people walking, pan of Health Registry survey

AUDIO

VO

DR. STEVEN STELLMAN FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE AND CO-AUTHORS OBSERVED ALMOST 56 THOUSAND REGISTRY ENROLLEES FROM 2003 AND 2004. THEY WERE FOLLOWED THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER 2008. SELF-REPORTED SURVEYS AND FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS WERE USED TO GATHER THE DATA.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@ 1:00 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Runs:12

“In both the rescue recovery workers and the non-rescue recovery workers we did not find any different overall cancer rate from what we determined from the background rate from the New York state cancer registry.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: present day site of new tower, police officers)

VIDEO

GXF FULL JAMA COVER

AUDIO

VO

THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@ 1:16 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Runs:12

“Only in the rescue recovery workers we found a significantly increased rate of three types of cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and a blood cancer called multiple myeloma.”

VIDEO

B-ROLL

9-11 aftermath

AUDIO

VO

RESEARCHERS SAY RATES OF PROSTATE AND THYROID CANCERS WERE ALSO ELEVATED IN A RECENT STUDY INVOLVING NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS, AND SUGGEST THAT CANCER IS FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FROM MANY OTHER 9-11 RELATED DISEASES.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Runs:10 Steven D. Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H., – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Super @ 1:39

“Most solid tumors have a very long latency period and many don’t appear for many years or decades after the initial exposure.”

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Grounds of the 9-11 Memorial

AUDIO

VO

RESEARCHERS SAY THESE CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE TRACKED.  CATHERINE DOLF THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:RESEARCHERS ARE PLANNING A THIRD AND FOURTH ROUND OF CANCER SURVEYS THROUGH THE REGISTRY’S ACTIVE REFERRAL PROGRAM.

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