New research aimed at protecting wildland firefighters from cancer risk

By Heather Waldman, KCRA 3

Cancer is the number one cause of death in firefighters. A new study being led by the University of California research system is trying to find out why.

Shehnaz Hussain with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and Derek Urwin with UCLA will lead the study.

The two scientists were awarded a California climate action grant for $1.9 million to fund a comprehensive study that will look at everything from air samples to lifestyle information.

Read more at KCRA 3.