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Firefighters Support Relay for Life

Article cites the research of Grace LeMasters, PhD, and James Lockey, MD, both emeritus professors from the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine, on the higher rates of cancer among firefighters.

A firefighter's job isn't just tough; it's life threatening. Every day, men and women across the United States strap on 60 to 80 pounds of gear, rush into burning buildings and save lives. People call them heroes and rightly so. People generally understand and appreciate the danger that firefighters face from flames and falling debris, but these courageous men and women also face a devastating threat from within their own bodies: cancer.

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