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New Reviews Required for 9/11 Cancer Compensation

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Responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks who suffer cancer have still more hurdles to clear before they will get free health treatment under a federal compensation law. A new certification will be required, involving a visit to a doctor charged with medically corroborating each of the cancer cases, followed by a federal review of each applicant's case, according to a regulation published last week. The federal government published a final rule Sept. 12 to include about 60 types of cancer on the official list of World Trade Center-related conditions under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. At least 60,000 responders and survivors are enrolled in the act's health care program. More.

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