Be a Part of a Historic Research Study

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EUGENE, Ore. — Recruiters from the American Cancer Society are in town to give people the chance to participate in a historic research study called Cancer Prevention Study 3.

This week, recruiters are in both Eugene and Springfield looking for men and women between 30 and 65 years of age who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Researchers will follow participants for 30 years, in order to better understand ways to prevent cancer and ultimately eliminate it as a major health problem for future generations.

“You aren’t going to see the benefits of it in the next few years, but it’s an investment because the little things that we’re going to find out will probably affect your children and grandchildren,” says Pat Cookson with the American Cancer Society.

Those interested can register at the Eugene Family YMCA between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. At the enrollment, participants will take a survey, get their waist measured and their blood drawn. The American Cancer Society will be recruiting every day this week, at different locations. Find more information here.

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