Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon June 10, 2013
American Cancer Society to conduct new study
“In memory of them, and also if the study helps find a cure for cancer in the future, yay yay.”
The Cancer Prevention Study, or CPS3 is the third study of its kind. People between 30 and 65 who have NOT been diagnosed with cancer sign-up and have their lives monitored for 20 to 30 years to see if any cancer causes can be determined.
Stephen Hunt from the American Cancer Society says this includes monitoring where the volunteers live, what they eat and for the first time, their genetic makeup. Hunt says with blood samples being taken.
“Potentially if someone is this program gets diagnosed with cancer, they've got a pre-cancerous blood draw that they could then compare to a post-diagnosis blood draw, and maybe find out things along those lines.”
Hunt says the goal is to have 300-thousand people nationally sign-up for the study, with about eight-thousand from Illinois.
The website to sign up for enrollment is: