Michigan Health Officials Investigate Kidney Cancer Cluster

  A suspected cluster of rare kidney cancers occurring in Marine City, Michigan, are being investigated by Michigan health officials following the diagnosis of a six-month-old girl in March. Over the last four years, five cases have been diagnosed in this town with a population of about 5,000. The rare kidney cancer called Wilms tumor typically strikes 500 Americans annually. […]

Senators Want Better Investigations of ‘Disease Clusters,’ but May Disagree on Methods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s still not known why the town of Wellington, Ohio, had more than three times the number of multiple sclerosis cases you’d expect. Was it because of a former foundry in the Lorain County community, or emissions or materials from another factory, or could genetics, diet or something else hold a piece […]