Want to get involved in a cancer prevention study?

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 and enrollment is being brought to the Greater Charlotte area at 9 different locations.  Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first 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 at one of nine locations in the Greater Charlotte area from March 12 – 16.  For more detail about enrollment locations, dates and times and to schedule your appointment, visit www.cps3greatercharlotte.org.

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 note to your friends, coworkers, and family members in the Greater Charlotte area and encourage them to help advance cancer research by enrolling in CPS-3.  For more information about CPS-3, please visit www.cancer.org/cps3 or email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1.888-604-5888.




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