Canon-Mac parents want deeper investigation of suspected childhood cancer cluster

Holding the funeral-home portrait of her son Curtis who died in 2011 from Ewing’s sarcoma, Cindy Valent came to a hearing Monday night about the suspected cancer cluster in Washington County with a direct request: Find out why so many youth in southwestern Pennsylvania have contracted the rare and deadly form of cancer, and whether it has anything to do with the natural gas industry.

Valent, who now lives in Beaver County, used to live in Cecil less than a mile from two other youth with Ewing’s.…

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