On November 24, the BC Cancer Agency's BC Generations Project wound up its Kamloops assessment centre after a very successful recruitment campaign for the largest-ever cancer prevention study in British Columbia.
The BC Generations Project is part of a Canada-wide initiative to learn more about how environment, lifestyle and genes contribute to cancer and other chronic diseases. Nationally, more than a quarter million Canadians have already volunteered to take part in this initiative, providing information that can be used in hundreds of research studies for decades to come.
We're pleased to announce that over 900 area residents stepped forward during our four-week run in Kamloops, pushing the total number of study members enrolled in the BC Generations Project to more than 27,600.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who enthusiastically donated their time to help build a healthier tomorrow for future generations of British Columbians.
Even if you missed our assessment centre, it's not too late to participate. If you're between 35 and 69 years old, visit www.bcgenerationsproject.cato find out how to join online.
DR. MARILYN BORUGIAN, Director
BC Generations Project
Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency
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