Join cancer study at Relay for Life

FROM STAFF REPORTSMay 12, 2009 

— Triangle residents who want to participate in a long-term, national prevention study conducted by the American Cancer Society can sign up Friday night at a Relay for Life event at Wakefield High School, organizers said.

The study, which aims to enroll up to 500,000 participants nationwide, will help researchers better understand lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors that cause or prevent cancers, an American Cancer Society news release said.

Participants must be between age 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer and be willing to make a long-term commitment to answering periodic surveys sent to their homes. To enroll, participants must provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample, fill out a brief survey and be willing to complete a fuller baseline survey at home.

Registration for the survey will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. at Wakefield High, where a North Raleigh/Wake Forest Relay for Life charity event will be held. This relay will be the only opportunity this year for Triangle residents to sign up for the survey. For more information on the survey, call 888-604-5888 or go to www.cancer.org/cps3.

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