Cancer study signup to be offered at Greencastle Relay for Life

PAT FRIDGEN

Greencastle has been selected as a recruitment site for the American Cancer Society to enroll participants in a Cancer Prevention Study. CPS-3 will track 500,000 adults across the United States and Puerto Rico in an effort to learn more about genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Willing participants may register at Relay for Life of Greencastle from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Kaley Field. Those eligible must be between 30 and 65 years old, agree to make a long-term commitment to the project by completing follow-up surveys at home, and never have been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal or squamous cell skin cancer).

During the enrollment process the volunteer will sign a consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement, and give a small blood sample drawn by a phlebotomist.

Past studies have offered key findings on the effects of cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke, obesity, aspirin use and air pollution as related to cancer and health.

Anyone interested in a speaker on the project may contact Connie Woodruff at 264-6266 or connie.woodruff@cancer.org