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Sylvester Launches Research Partnership with South Florida Fire Rescue Departments

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., addresses firefighters and fellow researchers.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a new research partnership with South Florida Fire Rescue Departments to understand why firefighters face a high risk of cancer and find ways to improve their health and safety.

“Like firefighters and police, doctors are public servants who are dedicated to serving our community,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, at an August 27 press conference at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 2 in northwest Miami. “As an academic cancer center, we want to learn about the cancer-promoting risks that firefighters face so we can implement life-saving solutions.”

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