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Participants needed for cancer research study

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The American Cancer Society wants you to be a part of cancer research. They are looking for 800 participants in the Columbus-area for a cancer study.

Denise Dowdy of the American Cancer Society says it's an opportunity to make an impact on the future generation.

"People can be a part of cancer research that will affect their children and grandchildren and make a huge impact in the future," says Dowdy.

Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) is what they're calling it and it's focusing on the role of environmental and heredity factors as it relates to cancer. In the 1950's, the American Cancer Society performed Cancer Prevention Study 1 which focused on the dangers of smoking. One of the many outcomes of this study is that over 1,000 campuses are now smoke-free, including most recently, Auburn University.

"Being a part of a campus going smoke free, it really puts a stamp of approval on the American Cancer Society and we're proud of the efforts," says Dowdy.

To participate in the CPS-3 study you must be between the ages of 30-65, never had a cancer diagnosis and must commit to the study for 20-30 years. Enrollment in our area for the study begins in October.

For more information about the study, visit


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