The American Cancer society is launching a long-term, nationwide study to learn about genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, 10TV’s AJ Smith reported on Tuesday.
ACS officials are looking for 600 central Ohioans, ages 30 to 65, to participate in the study.
Jim Rosenberry was hoping people would sign up to participate in the Cancer Prevention Study-3.
Rosenberry’s 9-year-old daughter Jill is a two-time cancer survivor and underwent treatment with her mother, Brenda, who recently lost her battle to breast cancer.
“That was probably the toughest time for the family, wondering whether it was just going to be my son and I, Rosenberry said.
Republican Congressman Steve Stivers, who served in the military with Brenda Rosenberry, has already signed up for the study, Smith reported.
“My father had skin cancer,” Stivers said. “Lots of folks I know have been affected by the disease, and we need to do everything we can to beat this disease.”
Researchers will check in with participants periodically over the course of 30 years
“To spend 20 minutes every couple of years to help prevent cancer for future generations is absolutely worth it,” Stivers said.
Those interested in signing up for the study should be between 30 and 65 years old, has never been diagnosed with cancer and is willing to make a long-term commitment.
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