News Release Date : 07/16/2013
Local Hospitals Partner with ACS to Enroll Participants in Cancer Prevention Study-3
The American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s of Michigan and Covenant HealthCare are asking those who live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region to enroll and participate in a national research study to help researchers better understand the lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors that cause or prevent cancer.
This year, people in the Great Lakes Bay Region can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
Who can join the study?
The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).
How can you participate?
The enrollment process involves two steps. The first step takes place at home, where participants complete a detailed survey. This survey will ask information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to health. The next step takes place at a local enrollment event, where participants will be asked to read and sign an informed consent, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit - 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.
Periodically, participants will receive a survey at home to update their information.
To register for an appointment, visit: www.cancer.org/GLBRcps3.
Appointments will be available in Saginaw:
Thursday, August 8, 2013
1447 N. Harrison
Saginaw, MI 48602
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Cancer Care Center
Saginaw, MI 48604
Thursday, August 15, 2013
St. Mary’s of Michigan
Main Campus, HEC Lobby
800 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48601
What more can people do?
Bring friends and tell everyone about this historic opportunity to save lives and be part of cancer prevention in the local community and across the world.
To learn more, visit cancer.org/cps3 or call 1.888.604.5888
800 South Washington Avenue | Saginaw, MI 48601 | (989) 907-8000 | 1-844-907-8000