SPOKANE, Wash. – For the first time, people in the Inland Northwest will be included in a national cancer study by the American Cancer Society.
It’s the same type of national survey that discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer back in the 1950s.
Spokane mother Jennifer Quaschnick’s son, Gabriel, was diagnosed with cancer when he was three years old. He had to go through surgery to remove a five-pound tumor around his kidney before nine months of seven different kinds of chemotherapy. Today he is cancer-free.
Quaschnick said cancer research is important for future generations, and the latest national study is a simple way to support the search for a cure.
“You know, we’re not asking you to be a scientist to figure it out,” Quaschnick said. “We’re not asking for your money to fund anything. We’re just asking for the input that you have about your lifestyle and your environment.”
The American Cancer Society hopes to get between 500-1,000 participants from the Spokane area, and 300,000 people nationwide.
If you are interested in participating or want more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 page by clicking here.