The American Cancer Society will host a free Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) kick-off event to recruit local residents interested in spreading the word about the importance of participating in a historic nationwide study coming to Waterbury from June 1-8, 2013. The purpose of CPS-3 is to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
At the kick off, participants will receive all the information they need to educate family, friends and community members about the study and how they can enroll.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: Registration at 5:45 p.m., event 6-7 p.m.
Location: Harold Leever Cancer Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Conn., 06708
Register: RSVP to Jessica Tynan at 203-756-8888 or email@example.com
“Whether you are a cancer survivor, caregiver to a cancer patient, or simply interested in honoring a friend or loved one who has battled cancer, you are invited to serve as a champion to this cause,” said Michelle Wolf, Connecticut Vice President of Health Initiatives for the American Cancer Society.
• While “Champions” can be any age or health history, enrollment in the study is open to men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who never have been diagnosed with cancer. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a survey. Participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.
• To better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). This study has been offered and will continue to be available at select Connecticut towns and Relay For Life events through 2013.
For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.