A historic cancer research study is taking place at one New Jersey Hospital and officials say it could help provide treatment methods for the future and have an amazing impact on future generations.

CentraState Healthcare System is proud to announce its participation in the American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program Cancer Prevention Study-3. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have no personal history of cancer are urged to participate in the study.

The purpose of the study is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Participants in this grassroots effort will complete an introductory evaluation process followed by periodic personal information update surveys conducted from their home.

Richard Braun with CentraState says "these efforts have uncovered significant findings in the past, including the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer; how physical activity can ultimately lower the risk of a variety of cancers; and the impact of obesity on cancer occurrences."

Interested participants must schedule an enrollment appointment and receive instructions on how to first complete the comprehensive online survey.

Enrollment appointments will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Wednesday, July 25, from 2-7 p.m. at CentraState's Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. Appointments will also be offered on Thursday, July 26, 12-5 p.m. at CentraState's Medical Office at Monroe, 312 Applegarth Road, Monroe.

The enrollment appointment will take approximately 30 minutes and include completing a survey packet, signing consent forms, and providing a waist measurement and a small blood sample. To schedule an appointment, visit the website.

For more information about the CPS-3 research program, call (888) 604-5888.