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      Volunteers sought to publicize cancer prevention study

      CHARLESTON, S.C.(WCIV) -- The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help publicize a nationwide cancer prevention study.

      The study, dubbed CPS-3, will help researchers "understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer," according to a news release from the society.

      A kick-off event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive, in Charleston. There, "CPS-3 volunteer champions" will receive information about educating and recruiting community members to participate in the study.

      The study will begin in January.

      "This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Americans to participate in lifesaving cancer research," said Dr. Alpa Patel, a lead researcher on the study. "We are excited to offer this opportunity for area residents to make an appointment and enroll in the study at their convenience between Jan. 29 and Feb. 1."

      To RSVP for the kick-off event, call 843-744-1922. You can learn more about the study by clicking here.

      To enroll in the study, click here.

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