Northlanders Urged To Take Part In National Cancer Research Project

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Northlanders Urged To Take Part In National Cancer Research Project

March 11, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)
In just a few weeks, Northlanders will be able to take part in some ground–breaking cancer research.

In April, the American Cancer Society will launch Cancer Prevention Study Three.
Study One in the fifties linked smoking to lung cancer.
Study Two in the eighties covered obesity and cancer risk.
The upcoming Study Three will focus on genetics and the environment as risk factors.

"Those can be strong correlants with cancer. By identifying the specific factors like what we can do differently in our environment to encourage people to be healthier for the rest of their life and to avoid cancer all together." said Doctor Michelle Johnson-Jennings of the University of Minnesota."

The sign up period for the study begins April, 2nd.
People between ages 30 and 65 who have not previously had cancer are needed.
Because the study will focus on genetics, whites, people of color and especially Native Americans are urged to participate.
For more information about CPS-3 and the selected enrollment locations please email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

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