Special Reports

Health Derailed in Houston After Authorities Confirm Liver Cancer Cluster

October 31, 2022

Considering the higher-than-average rate of liver cancer in Texas as a whole, it was unexpected that the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood cluster would be linked to environmental issues. Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Houston confirm the cluster exists and is caused by toxins polluted into the soil by The Union Pacific Railroad.

Air Pollution and Cancer Risk Found Among Black, Low-Income Residents in Louisiana

July 18, 2022

Investigators at Tulane University have identified a relationship that linked cancer incidence and cancer risk from air pollution in Louisiana among Black or low-income communities, which were more likely to be affected than other populations.

Increased Risk of Skin Cancer Seen in Military Veterans

May 19, 2022

For military veterans, future research should be accompanied by systematic efforts to improve skin cancer prevention, treatment, and outcomes among military service members and veterans, according to Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD.

Advances in the Polycythemia Vera Paradigm Signal Hope for Providers in Pennsylvania Cluster Area

August 13, 2021

Above-average rates of polycythemia vera have been reported for over a decade due to causes unknown to experts. Intriguing new developments in the ongoing research of the genetic, toxicological, and environmental factors related to these cases have created reason to believe that this issue is not a thing of the past.