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    Workgroup on Cancer Clusters and Environmental Causes of Cancer

    Senate Bill 380, passed in 2013, requires the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the  Department of the Environment, to convene a workgroup to examine issues  relating to the investigation of potential cancer clusters in the State and potential  environmental causes of cancer, including:

    1. The process that State agencies use to research and identify cancer clusters in the State;
    2. Communication between State agencies and between State and federal agencies regarding research about and the identification of cancer clusters and potential environmental causes of cancer
    3. Research being conducted by the academic medical institutions in the State on potential cancer clusters and how findings from this research are communicated to the appropriate State and federal agencies; and
    4. Whether additional information regarding potential cancer clusters  and potential environmental causes of cancer should be provided in annual reports to  the public.

    The workgroup will meet on the following dates:

    Workgroup Meetings:  July – Dec, 2013

    • Meeting 1:  July 23, 9:00 a.m., 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, Conference Room L3
    • Meeting 2:  August 20, 9:00 a.m.  201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, Conference Room L2               
    • Meeting 3:  September 10, 9:00 a.m.  201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, Conference Room L4          
    • Meeting 4:  September 30, 9:00 a.m.  Weinberg Center at Mercy, 227 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Truman s Conference Room           
    • Meeting 5:  October 21, 9:00 a.m. McAuley Plaza at Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, McAuley Room #3               
    • Meeting 6:  November 15, 9:00 a.m. 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, Conference Room L3           
    • Meeting 7:  December 5, 5:00 p.m.  Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, Judicial Proceedings Committee Room 

    Cancer Cluster Workgroup Final Report