Cancer group launching prevention study

Volunteers are sought for long-term project

July 30, 2012 

  • Where and when to sign up

    Locations and times for sign-up are:

    Lexington:

    ■ Saint Joseph East, 150 North Eagle Creek Dr., 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9

    ■ Saint Joseph Hospital, 1 Saint Joseph Dr., 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9

    ■ North Lexington Family YMCA, 381 West Loudon Ave., 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11

    Bardstown: Flaget Memorial Hospital, 4305 New Shepherdsville Rd., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 10

    Berea: Saint Joseph Berea, 305 Estill St., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 7

    London: Saint Joseph London, 1001 Saint Joseph Lane, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., Aug. 7

    Mount Sterling: Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, 225 Falcon Dr., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 10

    Nicholasville: Saint Joseph Jessamine, 1250 Keene Rd., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 8

Want to make a long-term commitment to cancer prevention?

The American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the United States and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study — Cancer Prevention Study-3.

Enrollment in the program is through a partnership with Saint Joseph Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the YMCA of Central Kentucky from Aug. 7 to 11.

Anyone may participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20 to 30 years. Participants must be between 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer.

The study will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and other factors that might cause or prevent cancer.

For more information, go to CPS3kentucky.org, call 1-888-604-5888 or email cps3@cancer.org.

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