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Residents can be part of national cancer study

By Carmen Paige , Pensacola News Journal

1286 days ago   Article ID# 921398
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American Cancer Society

PENSACOLA , FLORIDA (Pensacola News Journal) - In a four-hour window on April 29 in Gulf Breeze, local residents will have a chance to make a difference in the lives of thousands nationwide.

The Relay for Life in Gulf Breeze is one of 10 relays in Florida chosen as a research site for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 one of a series of American Cancer Society studies to find out more about what causes the disease.

"It is the power of one," said Mardi McDaniel, Gulf Breeze Relay chairwoman and director of community/university partnerships at the University of West Florida. "Every person who signs up could be a piece of the puzzle to finding an answer."

The goal is to enroll 500,000 people ages 30 to 65 with no history of cancer from about 100 relay sites throughout the country. Organizers are looking for at least 250 people from the Gulf Breeze Relay.

"They will hopefully test a half a million people in an effort to find the link between those who get cancer and the cause and to work toward successful treatments for those diagnosed with cancer," said Kathy Ryan of Gulf Breeze, who plans to enroll.

Participants must sign a consent form, complete a survey, provide physical measurements such as waist size and give a small blood sample.

Angelia Byers, project director for Hometown Heroes Teach at the University of West Florida, plans to enroll.

"Cancer runs through my family, and it is near and dear to me to help out," she said. "Whatever we have to do to get rid of stuff like this, I am for."

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Updated 1286 days ago   Article ID# 921398

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