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Panama City, Fla. -

The American Cancer Society's latest Cancer Prevention Study is called CPS-3.  Researchers are hoping to find a correlation as to why some people don't get cancer.  Previous American Cancer Society studies have looked for correlations as to why some people did get cancer.  This study is unique, and The American Cancer Society says the results could be historic.

Participants must be between 30 and 65, and must have never had cancer.  Basal or squamous cell skin cancer survivors can participate, but not melanoma survivors.

Participants will go to an appointment, and a waist measurement will be taken.  Blood will be drawn as well.  Participants also fill out a questionnaire.   This is a long term commitment, and participants get follow up questionnaires for the next 20 to 30 years.

The American Cancer Society is hoping to better understand risk factors related to lifestyle, behavior, environment and genetic factors.

The first step for participating is to sign-up online and make an appointment at Bay Medical-Sacred Heart or Gulf Coast Medical Center.  You'll then want to go to that appointment in October.

To sign-up, click here