March 13, 2024

A call to 'Connect' to uncover the causes of cancer

Learn more about a study to help prevent cancer.

People from all backgrounds are invited to join Connect so the health discoveries can benefit everyone.

You can support research to better understand the causes of cancer and how to prevent it. 

The Connect for Cancer Prevention Study, known as Connect, led by the largest funder of cancer research in the world, the National Cancer Institute, needs your help. 

Kaiser Permanente in Colorado is one of several health care organizations across the U.S. partnering with NCI for this study, and over 3,800 Kaiser Permanente members and employees in Colorado have already joined.

With cancer rates rising among young people — the highest incidence being breast and gastrointestinal cancers — Connect has expanded the age range for people who may participate in the study.

We now invite people between the ages of 30 and 70 with no history of cancer (other than nonmelanoma skin cancer or a condition that raises cancer risk, such as ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS) to join Connect.

We need people from all backgrounds to join Connect so the health discoveries can benefit everyone. People who join will be asked to answer online health surveys a few times each year. Participants donate blood, urine, and saliva at enrollment and every 2 to 3 years thereafter. They also allow us to access and appropriately use information from their medical records for this research.

Together, we can help change the future of cancer prevention.

To learn more about Connect, visit the Connect for Cancer Prevention Study website.