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Mar

Cancer clusters: The hunt for a killer

What does it mean if a rare form of cancer strikes several people in one area? Is it a case of cause and effect? Anna Werner has been investigating the phenomenon known as “cancer clusters”:

Dr. Thomas Sherman is on the hunt for a killer.

“To get there we’ll come up Grove Road, Washington Road, and we’ll go right up here,” he told Werner. “Here’s where the landfill is, where this arrow is.”

He’s heading a task force investigating why several children in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire developed a rare cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the cancer that took the life of Paul Thomas’ 14-year-old son, Sam.

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