California Teachers’ Cancer Study Aims To Expand Project’s Scope
A study that uses California teachers to research cancer causes among women is seeking younger participants in an effort to collect more comparative data for women who have not reached menopause, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The California Teachers Study launched in 1995 and has compiled data on more than 133,000 teachers who volunteered to participate. Currently, the majority of volunteers are in their late 50s and early 60s, resulting in a lack of comparative data for younger women.
The project is coordinated by a consortium of researchers from:
- The Department of Health Care Services;
- Northern California Cancer Center in Fremont;
- UC-Irvine; and
Researchers are seeking about $1 million in additional funds to expand the participant pool to younger teachers. Researchers also plan to apply for $10 million in federal funds to extend the project through 2014 (Chan, Sacramento Bee, 12/13). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.