Augusta Health, Waynesboro YMCA Recruit for Cancer Study
Augusta Health and the Waynesboro
YMCA are teaming up for a national cancer study. Tuesday night, organizers kicked
off the recruitment process, and they say they really need your help.
The goal of the study is
to learn more about what factors either contribute to or prevent cancer. Scientists
will track 300,000 participants over the course of 20 years. They'll need 425
from the area.
"I think if more
people sign up for the study, that'll help long-term. I plan to sign up
tonight, and make that commitment. And I've had family members who've passed
away because of cancer, and we need to try to do all we can," said Delegate
Steve Landes (R) 25th District.
They'll need men and women
between the ages of 30 and 65 who have not had cancer. The study will involve
collecting blood samples as well as other basic health information every so
Reported by Alana Austin
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