North Texans are getting in on a massive long-term study to find links between their lifestyles and cancer.
The American Cancer Society is recruiting 300,000 people to follow for the next 30 years. The goal of the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS3) is to identify cancer triggers, so others can avoid them.
"The purpose of the study is to find things that may be environmental, or are in people's lifestyle, that will help prevent cancer," said Kathie Russell, director of organizational development. "One of the first studies that they did was proving that smoking created lung cancer."
The volunteers must be between 30- and 65-years-old and must never have had cancer. Participants must fill out a questionnaire every three years and get blood drawn once at the beginning of the study.
Enrollment is being made possible at Plaza Medical Center on June 5, where interested and eligible participants can enroll in this lifesaving study. To enroll, visit www.cps3dfw.org or call 1-888-604-5888.
CPS3 Research Study Enrollment
Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
900 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Medical City Dallas Hospital, Atrium
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230