PEKIN - Even a strong push in Pekin, left a nationwide cancer short of its numbers goal in Central Illinois. The Cancer Prevention Study No. 3 is designed to evaluate healthy patients long-term to see what causes certain types of cancers and to evaluate how their bodies change over time.
The American cancer society wanted about 140 volunteers from Bloomington, but only had 105 enroll. Thursday was the last day to sign up for the study, and organizers were hoping for a strong finish. Pekin had more than 70 volunteers stop by its hospital, before enrollment closed.
“The Cancer Society really wants to identify what these risks are, so we can increase those risks and have a healthy lifestyle,” said Erin Kennedy, director of the center for healthy lifestyles at OSF St. Joseph.
The CPS-3 study plans to follow patients who sign up for more than two decades
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