Firefighter Cancer Initiative (Watch)

<p>Firefighter Cancer Initiative (Watch)</p><p> HB 2915 (Nunez) provides a nonrecurring $2 million appropriation for fiscal year 2018-2019 to the Department of Financial Services to fund the Firefighter Cancer Initiative at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The goals of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative include improving understanding of increased cancer risk among firefighters; expanding cancer screening throughout the state; enabling prevention and earlier detection of the disease; identifying exposures that account for increased cancer risk; and developing new technology and methods that measure exposure in the field. (<a href="mailto:ahughes@flcities.com">Hughes</a>)</p>