Purpose The purpose of the Community Technical Advisory Committee for
the Cancer Cluster Investigation is to a). Provide assistance in
determining what questions should be examined regarding cancer numbers -
geographic region, time period, types of cancer, and etc. and b)
Identify options for how to answer the questions(s)/hypothesis(es).
Working Hypothesis The working hypothesis or the question to be answered that
the Community Technical Advisory Committee for the Cancer Cluster
Investigation is working on is -- Is there an increased rate of cancers
(gather data on all types, possibly narrow down later based on confirmed
exposures) within 1/4 mile radius around Ft. Detrick (Area A and B)?
Meeting Information All meetings are held at the Frederick County Health
Department on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. The meetings are
scheduled approximately every 2 weeks, but variations may occur due to
weather and the availability of information relevant to the meeting