First Day of CPS-3 Study Enrolls 251 Central Georgians

First Day of CPS-3 Study Enrolls 251 Central Georgians

MACON, GA (Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012) – A steady flow of central Georgians enrolled in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 on the first of two days of enrollment. Today, 251 persons began participation in the historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Day two of the enrollment is Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cancer Life Center in the Center for Ambulatory Services, 1014 Forsyth St., Macon.

To enroll in the study, individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to his or her health; have his or her waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. Upon completion of this process, the American Cancer Society will send periodic follow-up surveys for participants to update information, and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The in-person enrollment process takes about an hour to complete.

 

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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