street scene with fire burning in the distance and firefighters and a firetruck in the foreground. The street is covered in debris and everything is coated in dustRachel Tompa covers new research for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on the inordinate cancer risk suffered by people with particular environmental exposures due to their professions (such as firefighters and farmers) or bad luck (living near the World Trade Center when it fell). She highlights the story of one Florida firefighter who was diagnosed with two different blood cancers in succession and now works with a project to understand and reduce cancer risks among his peers. Image: Public domain (U.S. Library of Congress)