Cancer society reaches goal for long-term study

2013-12-10T11:45:00Z 2013-12-11T21:07:15Z Cancer society reaches goal for long-term studyTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 10, 2013 11:45 am  • 

With the help of about 8,900 Indiana residents, the American Cancer Society has reached its participation goal for an upcoming cancer prevention study.

This is the first study of its kind to include a blood sample.

Past studies found the link between smoking and cancer, and obesity and cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

More than 300,000 people from across the country have volunteered to enroll in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Various information will be gathered from them over the next 20 to 30 years.

The American Cancer Society began a full scale national enrollment for CPS-3 in 2010 and reached its goal for participants in December.

“The American Cancer Society has a long history of saving lives through cancer research," said John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society. "Cancer Prevention Study-3 will do so much to build on that legacy, helping us learn more about the causes of cancer so we can better prevent, detect, treat, and help cure it, for generations to come. And what’s more, this study gives ordinary Americans the chance to be part of this extraordinary study, as together we save more lives from cancer."

During the past 50 years, more than 2 million volunteer participants have joined American Cancer Society Cancer prevention studies, filling out surveys and sharing information about their behaviors, lifestyle, family and personal medical history.

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