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American Cancer Society researching to prevent cancer

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Those living in Evansville have a unique opportunity this week to enroll in a National Cancer Prevention study.

You can now sign up for this cancer research study that could benefit many tri-state residents who live with the disease every day.

"They gave me six months to live," says Vicky Rogers.

It was July 2008 when Rogers was diagnosed with cancer that left her with excruciating pain and years in chemotherapy.

Today, Vicky is still fighting her battle with a positive attitude and a hope for a cure.

"I wish in my lifetime they could find a cure for cancer," says Rogers. "I hope that for my children and my grandchildren's sake that they do find one."

Men and women between 30 and 65-years-old living in the Greater Evansville Area who have never been diagnosed with cancer are asked to sign up for a cancer research study called CPS-3.

Tara Hagan with the American Cancer Society says 400 people have already reserved a spot at one of the sign up locations this week that begin on Tuesday and run through Friday.

CPS-3 is actually an ongoing study and people in Vincennes, Mt. Vernon, and Dubois County have already signed up.

To sign-up for the study, click here.

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