Nearly 500 people in our area are now part of an historic cancer research study.
Residents in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia signed up at the beginning of the month to take part in a 20 to 30 year study. It will look at lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors that may cause or prevent cancer.
The previous cancer prevention studies by the American Cancer Society resulted in the discovery of the link between smoking and lung cancer and certain other lifestyle factors associated with increased cancer risks.
475 participants from our region will receive follow-up surveys every few years throughout the study.
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- Greene County teen admits to murder
- Updated Public sessions begin Monday regarding MSHA/Wellmont merger
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- Police identify person of interest in old General Mills building fire