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Study participants can help change the future of cancer care

Cancer specialists at Baptist Health Paducah invite you to participate in a historic study that could change cancer prevention and treatment for future generations, much like the one decades ago that discovered the link between smoking and cancer.

Men and women from 30 to 65, never diagnosed with cancer, can enroll in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 at Baptist Health Paducah in April. It’s part of a national study involving up to half a million people.

You can enroll by completing an online baseline study at During the online study, an appointment will be scheduled on April 19 or April 21 at Baptist Health Paducah for physical measurements and a blood test.

Over the next 20 to 30 years, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years.  

“This study will help us better understand what causes cancer, so we can be better equipped to prevent cancer,” said Baptist Health Paducah oncologist James Gould, M.D. “We hope people will take time to fill out the survey because their commitment could possibly save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future.”

He said Baptist Health Paducah is honored to be included in the landmark study.

For more information, visit or phone (270) 575-2895.