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Half a million locals volunteer in cancer study

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Half a million people are expected to take part in a nationwide cancer prevention study, and hundreds are from our area.

More than 650 people signed up for the study organized by the American Cancer Society.

Today and tomorrow at Baptist Health Louisville, Floyd Memorial Hospital, and the Clark County Branch of the YMCA, participants will give blood and fill out surveys.

She says most people know someone impacted by cancer, so it was an easy decision to make.

"Even by taking a few minutes to give up and offer up my history in the hopes that somewhere down the road that there will be a cure. It's like a no brainer; it's the right thing to," said volunteer Lisa Hartung.

Over the next 20 to 30 years, volunteers will be asked to fill out surveys updating their health every 2 to 3 years.

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