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Volunteers Needed for Cancer Research Study


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A long-term cancer research project is getting underway across the country, and enrollment in Kentucky starts this week.Beginning Tuesday, the American Cancer Society will sign up volunteers for its Cancer Prevention Study-3. It’s a longitudinal analysis of the various factors that cause or prevent cancer. Spokeswoman Stephanie Feger says participants will take a survey, have their waist measured, and give a small blood sample.

“Over the next 20-30 years, every two-three years the American Cancer Society will mail you a survey to update any of your lifestyle or behavioral or medical information.”

Volunteers can be men or women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer before.

“Previous cancer studies that the American Cancer Society has embarked upon found important information such as the links between lung cancer and smoking or the link between obesity and increased cancer risk. So who knows what types of links this particular study will help extrapolate?” says Feger.

The American Cancer Society anticipates enrollment of around 500,000  people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Kentucky CPS-3 Enrollment Locations

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chestnut Street Family YMCA
930 W Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd
Louisville, KY 40245

Saint Joseph Berea
305 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403

Saint Joseph London
1001 Saint Joseph Lane
London, KY 40741

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd
Louisville, KY 40245

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
727 Hospital Drive
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Saint Joseph Jessamine
1250 Keene Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jewish Hospital Medical Center South
1903 W. Hebron Lane
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Saint Joseph Hospital
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Saint Joseph East
150 North Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1850 Bluegrass Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flaget Memorial Hospital
4305 New Shepherdsville Road
Bardstown, KY 40004

Jewish Hospital Medical Center South
1903 W. Hebron Road
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
225 Falcon Drive
Mt Sterling, KY 40353

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Northeast Family YMCA
9400 Mill Brook Road
Louisville, KY 40223

Southeast Family YMCA
5930 Six Mile Lane
Louisville, KY 40218

North Lexington Family YMCA
381 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508

Lexington native Brenna Angel anchored local morning newscasts for WUKY through May 13. She joined the station in March 2010 after previously working for WHAS-AM in Louisville.