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Get in on large-scale cancer study in Wilmington

WILMINGTON,NC (WECT)- Saving lives by creating a world with less cancer. Sounds like a bit of a dream for many people who have experienced cancer themselves or in loved ones.

Well as it turns out, you can get in on a historic cancer research study. The American Cancer Society is behind the study and the goal is to get 300,000 people involved nationwide. It is called the CPS-3 study-- cancer prevention study, part 3. The first two studies actually proved to offer groundbreaking results and information.

You know how it's pretty much common knowledge that smoking is linked to cancer? Well, this type of research discovered that link during CPS-1.

During CPS-2, researchers found a link between obesity and cancer.

Organizers putting together the event say it's all about finding out what might cause cancer, so we can avoid those detrimental habits and extend our lives.

If you want to get involved in the CPS-3 study here's what you need to know to get started:

Men and women between the ages of 30-65 are invited. You must have no cancer diagnoses in your medical history.

Make your enrollment appt. by going to and clicking at the top to schedule appointment to enroll. After this you will emailed instructions to go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. It'll ask about medications you're taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors.

At the appointment you will do one more survey and get your waist measured and give a small blood sample-- this should last around 20-30 minutes.

Following enrollment, you will periodically receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research taking place in the cancer prevention studies.

There will be no cost to you to participate and here's the times and places for you to know:

Zimmer Cancer Center
main conference room
2131 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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