Tracking of Cancer Clusters is Urged

March 30, 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer

WASHINGTON - Activists urged the government Tuesday to let people post and track cancer cases across communities, a public-health effort that they say could lead to discoveries of new chemical-related cancer clusters throughout the United States as well as insights into disease management.

A doctor, a cancer survivor, and high-wattage environmental advocate Erin Brockovich told a Senate panel that no federal agency effectively tracks cancers in a way that easily allows scientists to determine the existence of cancer clusters... Read More