Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:08 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com
Updated: Feb 17, 2013 8:19 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Cancer Society held enrollment today for a study on cancer prevention. They want about 300,000 people to track over the next 20-30 years.
The study will help them to better understand the genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to the cause or prevention of cancer. So far the American Cancer Society has about 200,000 people enrolled in the study. They are hoping to get 400 people in the Corpus Christi area.
Jackie Bayly-Bryant, Vice President of Communications at the American Cancer Society, said, "the American Cancer Society uses studies like this to actually save lives in the long run. People who actually participate are helping their future generations avoid ever getting cancer so we want to encourage anyone that is interested in fighting cancer to come out and join our study."
Today was the first of six days they're offering enrollment in the study at locations across Corpus Christi. For a list of other locations and times for enrollment go to cancerstudytx.org for locations and appointment times.
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