The Tomorrow Project will visit Airdrie the week of August 29, giving local residents the opportunity to join this long-term research study into the causes of cancer.
The Tomorrow Project is an initiative of Alberta Health Services designed to find out more about the causes of cancer and other long-term health conditions. By 2012, researchers want to enrol 50,000 Albertans, ages 35 to 69, who have never had cancer in the project. This research will help scientists find new ways of preventing disease and may also help find new ways to diagnose cancer earlier, when it can be easier to treat.
People interested in joining the study are invited to a community study centre at the Airdrie Grace Baptist Church from August 29 to September 1. You will be asked questions about your health and lifestyle and will also be asked to provide small samples of urine, blood or saliva, and have some standard physical measurements taken. Appointments are necessary and will take about one hour.
For information and to join the study, visit in4tomorrow.ca or call toll-free 1-877-919-9292. Spaces are limited and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.