SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A group of health officials and community leaders in the Syracuse area are urging Central New Yorkers to volunteer to take part in a massive medical study, aimed at battling cancer.
It's the third time since the 1950s that the American Cancer Society is hoping to follow half a million people for 20 years to track potential lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that may have an impact on cancer risks.
"The factors are analyzed on a regular basis by the American Cancer Society's research team. And will come out whenever they have a significant finding. There will be reports ongoing. Normally many, many reports of outcomes over the next 20 years," Dr. Leslie Kohman, Medical Director of the Upstate Cancer Center.
Volunteers are asked to schedule an appointment for screening between October 12th and 15th. For more information, visit www.cps3syracuse.com/.