Hundreds of Lynchburg area residents are volunteering to be part of the Cancer Prevention Study -3. Participants must be 30 and 65, never have been diagnosed with cancer, and will be surveyed every year for the next 20 years. The study’s lead investigator Dr. Alpa Patel says they hope to have 300-thousand participants nationwide. When some of those people develop cancer later, she says doctors will be better able to determine what caused it and then come up with preventative measures. For instance, Patel says the first such cancer study discovered the link between lung cancer and smoking.
For more information on how to sign up for the cps-3 study, visit the website cancer.org.