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Cancer study urges enrollment, aims to increase prevention

September 7, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - Shane Launer, health initiatives representative of the American Cancer Society and ACS volunteer Sylvia Feldbauer, are shown during a sign-up event for study volunteers conducted recently at Northwest Savings Bank in downtown St. Marys. Appointments remain available for those interested in participating.

Area residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study being conducted in St. Marys on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street.
"This is the first time a national study has ever come to Elk County, that's why we'd like to take full advantage of it. With the high rate of cancer in the Elk County area, this is something we should grasp here as a county and see if there are some indicators that the ACS can use to help fight cancer and prevent it," said Shane Launer, health initiatives representative of the ACS' East Central Division, Inc. based in Bradford.

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