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News Room: ENQUIRER: St. Elizabeth hosting cancer study

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By: Chris Mayhew

St. Elizabeth Healthcare locations in Edgewood, Fort Thomas and Florence will be the site of a major long-term cancer study for the American Cancer Society.

The study will seek people ages 30-65 who have never had any type of cancer, said Guy Karrick, public relations manager for St. Elizabeth. The study will be conducted through St. Elizabeth during the dates of April 17-19.

Titled “Cancer Prevention Study-3” (CPS-3), it is the continuation of major cancer research studies, Karrick said.

“This one is a long-term study, a 20- to 30-year study,” he said. “The first one (study) was the one that linked lung cancer with cigarette smoking.”

The second study demonstrated the link between larger waist-size and increased death rate from cancer and other causes, according to a news release from St. Elizabeth. The goal is to have 500 people enroll in the study through St. Elizabeth, Karrick said.

The goal of CPS-3 is to help researchers better understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, according to the news release.

“To me, this is a legacy,” he said. “This something my generation can leave behind, and hopefully one day my kids or their kids can live in a cancer-free society or at least a world where it is controllable.”

An information session for people interested in helping promote enrollment in the study will be in rooms F and G at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Feb. 27.

To schedule an enrollment time and location visit the website For other information about the study visit or call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-888-604-5888.

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