WTC Panel To Back Cancer Coverage For 9/11 Victims: CDC

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 4:07 PM EST) -- The head of a World Trade Center health advisory panel has said that the committee would likely recommend the U.S. pay for cancer treatment for emergency workers and other 9/11 victims, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention confirmed Thursday.

The CDC's World Trade Center Health Program panel, which met Wednesday and Thursday, would like to recommend that cancer be covered under the Zadroga Act, panel head Elizabeth Ward has said, according to the CDC. The act covers latent injuries from 9/11 to first responders such...
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