American Cancer Society's prevention study seeks North Texas volunteers

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by SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON

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WFAA

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 11:45 AM

FRISCO — The cause of some cancers can be just as valuable as the cure.

This is information the American Cancer Society hopes to find as they track the health of half-a-million Texans over the next two decades. The Cancer Prevention Study will be the third for the ACS.

Crews in Frisco spent the day Tuesday recruiting volunteers older than 30. They will provide updates on their health every two years.

More than 50 years ago, a massive study similar to this one made the now obvious link between smoking and lung cancer. Researchers hope that with decades of data, they can find the next big connection.

“It is really a huge scope to look at your family history, your medical history, your lifestyle choices, and genetics to show that every single one of those attributes plays into your likelihood to develop cancer,” said Audra Cozart, a spokeswoman with the American Cancer Society.

For more information on how to participate in the Cancer Prevention Study, visit this link.

E-mail srobertson@wfaa.com

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