Sen. Brown pushes cancer cluster probe

March 16, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says the fight to find answers in the so-called Clyde cancer cluster is far from over. Brown met again Wednesday with Warren and Wendy Brown. Their daughter, Alexa, died of cancer in 2009.

Despite her death, Sen. Brown says the couple remains committed to finding what is making kids in Clyde sick. " Their daughter died. They could just crawl in a hole and not want to do anything but they have really stepped up as incredibly dedicated public citizens and public servants so this doesn't happen to other people's children and that's an incredible calling and we have a lot to do still."

Sen. Brown says since 1996, at least 37 children within a 12-mile radius of Clyde have been diagnosed with some form of cancer. Four have died.

The Ohio Democrat is working with state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts to find a cause for the cluster.