Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Cancer Prevention Research Study
Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
September 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
September 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Community Involvement Can Answer Critical Questions about Cancer Causes, Prevention. As it celebrates its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is looking to local residents to help finish the fight against cancer by reaching full enrollment in a historic research study. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention. The Society is looking for local men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial/ethnic backgrounds with no personal history of cancer (except for non-melanoma skin cancers) to help reach full enrollment of at least 300,000 people.Return to event list.
The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at four locations in southern Illinois:
· Southern Illinois University Recreation Center (Alumni Lounge), September 17th, 3 – 7pm
· Garden Grove Event Center (formerly Sports Blast), September, 18th, 3 – 7pm
· Egyptian Health Department in Eldorado, September 19th, 3 – 7pm
· American Cancer Society Office in Marion, September 24th, 3 – 7pm
CPS-3 is the latest addition to the Society’s groundbreaking cancer prevention studies, which have been instrumental in helping identify major factors that can affect cancer risk. Researchers say CPS-3 holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging cancer risks. But its success depends on members of the community becoming involved. Researchers will use data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from those earlier cancer prevention studies, which 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 website, email, or call.
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