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Cancer study launched in Tazewell County


Doctor Amy Smith with the Virginia Tech Department of Public Health Practice and Research addressed those attending the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night.  Her team has been commissioned by the board to conduct a cancer study project on Tazewell County.

The research proposal came at the request of several residents who wanted to know if Tazewell County's rate of cancer incidents were higher than normal.  Smith says for the study to be beneficial, they'll need the cooperation of the community to answer questions and offer insight and opinions.  She says they'll look into all factors including environmental.

Once it starts, the study should take about a year.

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