Monday, October 13, 2008

Pennsylvania nears end of cancer study

September 7, 2008 - A Pennsylvania Bureau of Epidemiology investigation of cancer cases among Susquehanna University alumni, protracted by the challenges of obtaining illness data from other states, has entered its final stages.

The investigation was triggered by a March 2007 report in The Patriot-News that detailed cases of cancer among residents and university alumni, many of whom had lived in an off-campus area in Selinsgrove near a contaminated mill site.

In the article, two epidemiologists -- which study how diseases spread -- and an environmental contamination specialist said the situation warranted formal review as a potential cancer cluster.

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