Updated 10 December 2015

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Why the 911 death toll keeps rising

Just 19 days before the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Marcy Borders, known as the “dust lady” died of cancer, highlighting the thousands of cancer cases linked to the 2001 attack.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs

A Spanish man who was diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma in the wall of his chest has received a 3-D printed implant to replace his sternum and some of his ribs.

New implant captures cancer cells

A tiny implant has been developed that captures tumour cells in the bloodstream to prevent cancer spreading through the body.

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