Monday, April 22, 2013

Northern Colorado Cancer Study Participants Needed

The American Cancer Society is looking for northern Colorado residents to participate in a national study aimed at understanding what effect lifestyle, environment and genetics have on getting cancer, as well as the impact those factors may have on preventing the disease.

“The American Cancer Society’s previous cancer prevention studies have been landmark in what we understand about these complex diseases,” said Erica Dickson, Oncology Research Manager at Poudre Valley Hospital. “As a regional leader in clinical trials, we understand the significance this study can provide researchers, which can make an impact both locally and globally.”

The study, which takes place June 25-29, will focus on a diverse population of up to half a million people in the United States and Puerto Rico. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can enroll in the study at one of three University of Colorado Health locations:

1. Medical Center of the Rockies, Long’s Peak room, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, Colo. 80538 on Tuesday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2. Poudre Valley Hospital, Café F, 1024 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, Colo. 80524 on Thursday, June 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.
3. Poudre Valley Hospital Harmony Campus, Building A, Harmony Café, 2121 E. Harmony Rd., Fort Collins, Colo. 80528 on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional enrollment locations are also available in Greeley, Loveland and Windsor. Appointments are required. To make an appointment or for a complete list of northern Colorado enrollment locations, date and times, visit

By Karen Crummy, The Denver Post

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