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Texarkana hospital participates in cancer study

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A Texarkana hospital is asking for your help in a national cancer prevention study.

The W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at Christus Saint Michael hospital has partnered with the American Cancer Society to conduct the historic research study.

The program will enroll about 300,000 people across the U.S., including about 200 from the Texarkana area.

For this study they are looking for healthy cancer-free men and women between the ages of 30 to 65.

Those chosen for the program will complete health surveys every two to three years for more than 20 years.

"Our goal in this study is to help understand lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause and prevent cancer," said Courtney Hickey, American Cancer Society. "In short we want to save lives."

Enrollment in the Texarkana region will be held on Tuesday, August 27th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, August 28th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Christus St. Michael Health System in the North Conference Center located at 2600 St. Michael Drive. Eligible participants are asked to book an appointment to enroll by going to CancerStudyTX.org or calling 1-888-604-5888.

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