Time is running out for Middle Georgia residents to sign up for a national study that will help cancer researchers learn more about how to prevent the disease. During a kickoff breakfast Thursday morning, city, county and American Cancer Society officials urged midstate residents to sign up for the Cancer Prevention Study-3.
CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the study.
So far, more than 50 people have signed up to participate in the study, said Molly Herrin, the cancer society’s mission delivery director for the Macon area. “We’d like to hit over the thousand mark,” she said.
CPS-3 enrollment will be held at the Cancer Life Center in the Center for Ambulatory Services, 1014 Forsyth St., Macon, on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Residents can schedule their appointment at the CPS-3 enrollment at www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/medicalcenterofga.