Participants Sought For Major Cancer Prevention Study

TROY (WWJ) – Metro Detroiters are being offered an opportunity to help researchers to refine cancer prevention.

As part of its National Cancer Prevention Study 3, The American Cancer Society is enrolling 300,000 Americans, at least 2,000 of them from Southeast Michigan, into an effort that looks at various factors.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Pat Sweeting spoke Thursday with Cheryl Donohoe, CPS 3 Project Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Great Lakes Division.

“For this third cancer prevention study we are looking to discover any lifestyle, behavioral or genetic factors that may cause or prevent cancer,”   Donohoe said.

Donohoe said studies like this have proven successful.

“We actually had started our first cancer prevention studies back in the 1950s and those were the landmark studies that actually linked the tobacco with lung cancer,” she said. “Subsequent studies, actually, their main findings have been the link between obesity and cancer.”

Thirteen enrollment sites will be available.

For information about how to participate, visit www.metrodetroitcps3.com or call 1-888-604-5858.

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