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New Cancer Study Recruits in Jackson

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) is in Jackson seeking new participants for a historic cancer research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

The purpose of the study is to understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.  The Society's Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is looking for 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

They're looking for individuals between 30 and 65 that have never been diagnosed with cancer.  To enroll, ACS says interested individuals must complete the baseline and enrollment survey, along with submission of a small blood sample and a waist measurement.

Participants will fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.

The ACS will recruit from April 23 to April 27.  More than 500 people enrolled last year, and the study will end nationwide this year.

The CPS-II began in 1982 and is still on-going.

participants can register in the study by clicking here.

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