PhD Alpa Patel speaks regarding the importance of diversity within the Cancer Prevention Study, CPS-3.
We need diverse populations to participate in cancer research to understand what affects different populations in the U.S is a critical component of cancer prevention and control. Cancer risks affects different populations in a variety of ways and only through a diverse, comprehensive research study, can we get a clear idea on the different ways to fight cancer and help improve the lives of those in our communities as a whole. The cPS-3 studies concluded successfully with more than 300,000 people contributing to its success. However, only through continued effort can we hope to make strides toward the elimination of cancer from our lives.