July 16, 2013
How often do people say they wish they could do something to help rid the world of cancer? Fortunately, there are real ways to make an impact,, from making a contribution to an organization like the American Cancer Society, to volunteering in a local program, to engaging in a local fund raising event.
But I have another suggestion sign up for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Recruitment is currently underway in cities nationwide, and we are on the final push to enlist 300,000 people in the United States between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never had cancer to help us advance our knowledge and research into the causes of the disease.
This is a truly groundbreaking study, perhaps the largest of its kind currently seeking participants around the globe. And it holds the potential to give us answers to some of the most fundamental questions of how and why cancer happens to us. From my vantage point, the information from this study combined with other research will almost certainly move us further down the path to make this century cancer's last century. It is that important an effort. More...