Cancer Society to hold study in Natchez

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The American Cancer Society will be conducting a study in Natchez this week to investigate causes of cancer.

The Natchez Democrat ( ) reports that this is the third such study by the organization. The first, launched in 1952, directly linked cigarette smoking to cancer.

The second study began in 1982 and is ongoing, but focuses on finding links between lifestyle choices and cancer. The third study will also examine lifestyle choices.

The study begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel. St. Mary Basilica will also host a portion of the study, beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Requirements to participate include: being between 30 and 65 years old; never diagnosed with cancer; being willing to complete a survey every couple years.


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