Monday, November 5, 2012

Fight back against cancer - enroll in cancer prevention research.

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join a historic research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort across the country through which you can advance cancer research by participating actively in a historic research study.

Participation is easy. Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.
Your onsite enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will involve:
  • Completing a short survey packet
  • Signing a consent form
  • Providing a waist circumference measurement
  • Providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). 
Enrollment will take place in the Richmond, Virginia area from November 13 to November 17. For more details about enrollment locations, dates and times and to schedule your appointment, visit
Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research results.
Whether or not you are able to enroll, PLEASE FORWARD this email to friends, coworkers, and family members in the Richmond area and encourage them to help advance cancer research by enrolling in CPS-3. For more information about CPS-3, please visit or click on this link to see a video

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