Cancer Study in the Valley

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

FISHERSVILLE -- The American Cancer Society is doing a study here in the valley, hoping to better understand how to prevent cancer. This study is aimed at understanding how lifestyle and environmental factors play into people getting cancer.

Today Augusta Health is starting the recruiting process for people who want to participate. Tuesday's meeting will last until 7 at the Augusta Community Care Center at Augusta Health.

Participants will fill out a quick questionnaire. The study will officially start in September.

Dana Breeding is a health educator. She says today is about finding champions, people who can recruit other people to become participants.

"They actually want anyone to participate, so please don't feel like you cannot. There are certain restrictions. The restrictions are they have to be between the ages of 30 and 65, they have to have no personal history of cancer," says Breeding.

Breeding says you can still participate if you have had certain types of skin cancer. If you miss Tuesday's meeting you can register online. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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