American Cancer Society Makes History

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

HARRISONBURG--- A historic cancer study takes place in the valley. The American Cancer Society is taking applicants for a 30-year study in hopes of finding real answers about cancer.

Applicants who enroll in the study are asked to give some basic personal information to determine their health and habits. The applicant then gives a small blood sample. They are then mailed a survey every two or three years to follow up. This study is aimed at preventing and eventually eradicating the disease.

Annika Dean, Community Manager of the American Cancer Society for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, says "Why wouldn't you want to be involved? Especially because it's sucha great opportunity. It's a small commitment now that makes a huge investment in our futures, in our children's children's futures, so it's a great opportunity to really put an end to the future of cancer."

The American Cancer Society is taking applicants tomorrow at Rockingham Memorial Hospital Hahn building. Anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 who has not been diagnosed with cancer is urged to enroll.

Additional opportunities to enroll in the study are taking place:

9/19-/21 in Farmville, VA
9/21-10/3 in Northern Virginia
10/3-10/5 in Petersburg, VA
10/15-10/17 in South Hill, VA and Emporia, VA
10/22-10/24 in Danville, VA
11/12-11/14 in Winchester Virginia
11/14-11/16 in Chesterfield, VA

You can find more information at www.cancer.org/cps3


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