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ACS Seeks 500,000 for Long-term Cancer Study

Posted: April 30, 2007

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She noted that large studies of up to a million people are being conducted in a number of countries in Europe and Asia. Many countries are able to conduct such large studies because they have national health-care systems that record information about patients' visits.

"Another important factor is that people in other countries are often willing to be enrolled in a study, historically a serious challenge in the U.S.," Calle said.

Enrollment in CPS-3 will take place at 64 of the 4,800 Relay for Life cancer research fundraising events taking place across the United States in 2007, and will continue at certain Relay for Life events through 2011.

Data collected during CPS-3 will build on information collected from a series of American Cancer Society studies dating back to the 1950s.