The study is a chance for Kentuckians to join hundreds of thousands of other Americans to help researchers in the fight against cancer.
The Cancer Prevention Study 3, or CPS3, is a long term research study. Nationwide the American Cancer Society hopes to enroll 300,000 people, many of those right here in the Commonwealth.
"This study will allow us to better understand the genetic, the environmental and the lifestyle factors that cause and prevent cancer," said Ayron Corbitt, the Kentucky State Vice President of the American Cancer Society.
Participants will check in with researchers for years to come. Organizers hope the information can change the way cancer is treated.
They're looking for people between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer.
City leaders say this is a chance to help fight a disease that leaves so many feeling helpless.
"You may ask what can I do, we can think about how we can contribute in this study and taking part in it," said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.
There will be eight locations in central Kentucky where people can enroll in this study. That begins August 7Th. For more information on the study visit cps3kentucky.org.