The environment plays a critical role in many cancers. In communities like Pittsburgh, the threat of industrial pollutants lingers. Allegheny County ranks in the top 2 percent of US counties for cancer risk from air pollution. Lung cancer is a pressing concern.
How are communities across the country addressing enduring challenges at the crossroads of environment and medicine, particularly with lung cancer? How is precision medicine providing promise for patients through biomarkers and innovative therapies? At The Atlantic’s Cancer and the Community, we explored the intersection of cancer breakthroughs and community care.