Sinai Researchers Find First Mechanistic Link between World Trade Center Dust & Prostate Cancer - William Oh

September 10, 2019

William Oh highlights the first study of people who were exposed to the World Trade Center dust and who subsequently developed prostate cancer. World Trade Center responders with prostate cancer showed signs that inflammation was activated in the prostate after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site, possibly causing chronic inflammation that contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research.  Researchers looked into the inflammatory and immune system underpinnings of the World Trade Center responders to help prevent new prostate cancer cases in first responders and to understand how other large-scale environmental exposures to multiple carcinogens may develop into cancer. 


William K. Oh, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).