The American Cancer Society is beginning a long-term Cancer Prevention Study to study the causes of cancer, how to prevent it, and eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. Previous studies demonstrated the links between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, aspirin use and reduced risk of colon cancer, postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and various gynecologic cancers (such as breast and ovarian cancer), and physical activity and lower risk of various cancers. The study will follow 300,000 Americans across 35 states for 20 to 30 years. The study is open to anyone ages 30 to 65 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer). Researchers will be signing up CT volunteers this month in Hartford – April 24th from 10am to 1:30 pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. Initial enrollment includes informed consent, a survey, a blood sample and waist circumference. Soon after will be a more detailed survey at home on lifestyle, behavioral and other factors affecting your health. Then you’ll receive surveys periodically to update that information. Click here for more information and to make an appointment.