By Sarah Bello, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
A Healthy Oregon Project (HOP) vending machine was installed next to CMH’s Auxiliary Gift Shop October 15 and will be on the campus through May 2020.
The Healthy Oregon Project (HOP) is a research study by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR) that supports the health and wellness of Oregonians. HOP combines genetic cancer screening, using a saliva sample, with surveys about a person’s environment, behaviors and lifestyle to understand their health risks. If you choose to voluntarily participate in the no cost research study, the new vending machine has free kits inside to collect your DNA and return it to the machine to be analyzed by researchers.
Your DNA will be analyzed at no charge, and HOP will let you know if it indicates a risk for certain cancers. Results will be shared with participants about four months after returning the sample. Your data/sample will be stripped of any identifying information before sharing with researchers and will not be used for any purposes outside the study. If you have any questions, please visit healthyoregonproject.com. A list of FAQs can be found on their website here.
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