The BC Cancer Agency is making one final push for participants in the largest cancer prevention study in provincial history.
The BC Generations Project is almost three quarters of the way to it's goal of 40,000 participants and is hoping to have recruitment wrapped up by the end of March. The study is looking for people between the ages of 35 and 69 who are willing to complete a questionnaire about their health and are open to followup questions down the road. The study may also ask people to provide blood and urine samples at a later date.
The goal is to look at a large group of people and see how factors like the environment, lifestyle and genetics contribute to cancer and other related chronic diseases.
The provincial project is part of a larger national study that will look at the health of Canadians in five regions: B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Since recruitment started in 2009, more than 28,800 British Columbians have already signed up to take part. More information on how to sign up is available on the study's website: www.bcgenerationsproject.ca.