Mid-Southerners Asked to Take Part in National Cancer Study

Mid-Southerners Asked to Take Part in National Cancer Study

The American Cancer Society is conducting a 30 year nationwide study. Representatives will be at six Mid-South hospitals this week signing people up.
MEMPHIS, TN -- Memphians have a chance to help the American Cancer Society eliminate cancer. The group is looking for 500-850 Mid-Southerners willing to share a little bit of their time and tell them about their daily habits.

The ACS is conducting a 30 year nationwide study. Representatives will be at six Mid-South hospitals this week signing people up.

They're looking for men and women ages 30 to 65, especially African-American men. You must not have a personal history of cancer.

"We're looking at the lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors causing cancer today," says Kate Rosson. "That's what we want to know, what's causing cancer today. These wonderful participants have given up 30 minutes of their time and a little bit of blood. They'll be followed for the next 30 years."

Participants will complete follow up surveys every two years.

The American Cancer Society has conducted two previous 30 year studies. Americans are familiar with the findings.

One study is responsible for the warning labels on cigarettes: results pointed to the link between smoking and cancer. The other study found the link between obesity and cancer.

If you'd like to take part, enrollment location and times are as follows:

APRIL 10, 2013
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto 3pm-7pm

APRIL 11, 2013
Methodist South Hospital 3pm-7pm
Baptist Memorial Hospital Collierville 4pm-8pm

APRIL 12, 2013
Methodist University Hospital 7am-1pm
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