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Local Cancer Study Announced

There’s a new cancer study coming to Bryan College Station that should help the medical world gain a better understanding of the causes of cancer.

Nationwide, the American Cancer Society is seeking 300,000 volunteers.

Locally, the recruitment starts this fall at College Station’s Scott and White hospital and Bryan’s St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

They are looking for adults between 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer, except for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers.

This study, the only one of its kind in the U.S., will track participants for at least twenty years to compare genetic, environmental, and lifestyle differences.

Volunteers will complete a survey, read and sign a consent form, then have their waists measured and a small blood sample taken.

They will receive follow-up surveys and questionnaires biennially, and they’ll also receive cancer research updates.

The enrollment dates are currently listed as:

To schedule an appointment, visit CancerStudyTX.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

CLICK HERE for more details about the study

CLICK HERE to be taken to the study’s FAQ page

News Release Courtesy of American Cancer Society:

Historic Cancer Study Coming to Bryan College-Station

WHAT:  This news conference announcement from local health care and community leaders will cover the launch of the new American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) in Bryan and College Station.
Scott & White Hospital in College Station and St. Joseph Region Health Center in Bryan will host the study enrollment at their facilities for the public to join.

CPS-3 researchers will use the study data to build on evidence from previous American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s, involving millions of volunteer participants.

Previous studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions.

Enrollment dates, times and locations will be shared along with details on how this longitudinal study will reduce deaths from cancer.

Community leaders will invite local residents to schedule their appointment to enroll by visiting CancerStudyTX.org or by calling toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

WHO:  Speakers include Letha Tullos, East Texas Regional Vice President; Dr. Clinton Allred, PhD, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science; Misti Chapman, Cancer Center Manager, St. Joseph Regional Health Center and more.

WHY: This historic study will likely change the face of cancer by allowing researchers to examine genetic factors, environmental exposures and lifestyle behaviors for 20-30 years to better understand how they all work together to either cause or prevent cancer for this and future generations.Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers) are needed to participate in CPS-3.The study – the only one of its kind in the U.S. – will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Posted by on Jul 23 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.


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