Register Now for Cancer Prevention Study 3

Register Now for Cancer Prevention Study 3

Cancer Prevention Study 3 at Keystone College
Residents of northeastern PA have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with Keystone College, 1 College Green, La Plume, during the enrollment dates:  Saturday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Wednesday, November 6th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Keystone College in the Hibbard Campus Center in the president’s dining room.
Participants can register for their (20 to 30 minute) appointment now by logging onto www.keystonecps3.org .  The goal is to have at least 200 people enroll in this study in November. Please register now, as appointments fill up quickly. For more information, please call the Taylor office at 570-562-9749. 

 

CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. To enroll in the study, individuals will go to a local enrollment location and will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete.  At home, individuals will complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Upon completion of this process, the Society will continue to send periodic follow-up surveys to update participant information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The initial and follow-up surveys completed at home will take an hour or less of time to complete and are expected to be sent every few years.

The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. “Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey – and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future - is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. We're looking for more like-minded individuals in northeastern PA to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations,” said Dr. Patel.
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.

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