Orthopedics

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Teams with American Cancer Society on Research Study

Cancer Center 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (August 22, 2012) – If you want to help in the fight against cancer by doing something more than making a donation, now’s your chance.

The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital has agreed to participate in a national cancer prevention study by the American Cancer Society that seeks to enroll more than 500,000 adults between 30 and 65.  Researchers will be enrolling participants at the hospital on Friday, November 16.

The study, Cancer Prevention Study-3, is looking to follow participants for 20 years in an effort to figure out who gets cancer and why. Weight and physical activity will be a major focus of the study, but other behaviors, including the use of medications, will be examined as well.

“This is a chance to be a part of historic research that may lead to findings that will help us to prevent, maybe even cure cancer in the future,’’ said Anne Campbell Maxwell, Director of Oncology at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Studies like these cannot succeed unless people are willing to step forward.”

To be eligible for the study, you must be between 30 and 65, never had cancer and willing to complete follow-up surveys every other year for 20 years. Participants will also be asked for a blood sample and waist measurement. Researchers will look at the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

The American Cancer Society Epidemiology Research Program has done follow-up studies since the 1950s. These studies have led to important findings that show the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, the link between asprin use and lower risk of colon cancer and the impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions among other findings.

To find out more about the study or to enroll, call 914-397-8804 or toll-free at 888-604-5888 or e-mail JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center offers patients a comprehensive approach to treating cancer. The center’s team of physicians and medical professionals work together to design a treatment plan that coordinates all services so patients can receive treatment in one place close to home, eliminating travel time and reducing stress. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services including a patient navigator, nutrition counseling, acupuncture and music therapy in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed with comfort in mind.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.