I have spent all but one year of my professional career at the American Cancer Society, and a day hasn’t gone by where I haven’t been amazed by the dedication of our volunteers and Cancer Prevention Study-3 participants. They are some of the most dedicated supporters of the work we do. It is a true pleasure getting to interact with them as study participants.”
As an Associate Scientist II on the Biospecimen Management team within Population Science, Darcy Millard, BS, manages the day-to-day activities required for the engagement and recruitment of study participants into the Tumor Tissue Collection Sub-Study and the Gut Microbiome Sub-Study.
Millard is in regular communication with Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) participants, as well as medical facilities and pathology labs around the country where participants are treated after a cancer diagnosis.
In her earlier work at American Cancer Society (ACS), Millard worked as a study coordinator on the team who enrolled the 300,000+ participants into the Cancer Prevention Study-3.
My primary focus is on the successful collection, tracking, and storage of research study participant tissue specimens. I also ensure successful logistical implementation of the full Gut Microbiome Sub-study process.
My previous work includes contributing to the development and implementation of the Diet Validation and Physical Activity Validation sub-studies.
I find it extremely fulfilling to have an impact on the growth of our biospecimen repository, as I know it will allow our research team to further explore cancer risks and developments as well as improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors.
I live in Atlanta with my husband, Daniel, our 3 boys and our pandemic puppy. I spend almost all of my time outside of work adventuring with my family, spending time with friends, volunteering in our community, Peloton-ing, or enjoying a good nap.