Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Opportunity to Participate in Historic Cancer Study

American Cancer Society Research Study
Looks to Massachusetts for Participants

(Weston, MA) – The American Cancer Society is looking to Massachusetts residents to play a direct role in improving the lives of future generations by participating in an historic study. The Society will be enrolling volunteers for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) at five Relay For Life locations across the state. Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer, and must be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study. They will be asked to complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement, and give a small blood sample at the enrollment site. After that, follow-up surveys will be sent to participants’ homes on a regular basis over the next few decades to update health behavior information. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants. For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

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