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Wafik El-Deiry: Rhode Island has one of the highest rates of bladder cancer in the US
Feb 23, 2024, 17:59

Wafik El-Deiry: Rhode Island has one of the highest rates of bladder cancer in the US

Wafik El-Deiry, Director of the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University, recently posted on LinkedIn:

“Sad news from Rhode Island about RI State Senator Frank Lombardo. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues in the RI state government.

Rhode Island has one of the highest rates of bladder cancer in the US. Some years it is the highest. Among men, the age-adjusted rate of bladder cancer in Rhode Island is extremely high.

We need more research in Rhode Island to understand the environmental and genetic factors in order to impact this cancer here. We have high rates of most other cancers as well in RI and need to dedicate more efforts and resources to address the burden of cancer. Only by doing so can we reduce risks, find ways of preventing, detecting early, and treating the disease.”

Source: Wafik El-Deiry/LinkedIn