Cancer prevention study needs participants

The B.C. Cancer Agency has more room for participants, aged 35 to 69, in a long-term study.

The B.C. Cancer Agency is appealing to adults aged 35 to 69 to register for the BC Generations Project before recruitment wraps up March 31.

The massive long-term health study—which has already attracted close to 29,000 B.C. participants—has the potential to help researchers determine how genetics, environment and lifestyle contribute to our risk of developing cancer, as well as related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

With just a small commitment of time, participants can make a lasting contribution to the health of future generations. To join, participants must complete three secure web forms—an informed consent form, a personal information form, and a health and lifestyle questionnaire at www.bcgenerationsproject.ca.

The BC Generations Project is part of the larger Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, which is collecting Canadians’ health information, physical measurements and samples in five regions across the country.