American Cancer Society seeks to understand genetics, lifestyle, environmental factors that cause cancer through a 20 to 30-year landmark study: builds on CPS2 which linked obesity to cancer risk and a daily aspirin to reduced risk of dying from cancer
WHAT: Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) of the American Cancer Society is a chance to fight back against cancer and help save lives. By enrolling in the study, volunteers will help the American Cancer Society reach its ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The study seeks a diverse group of 300,000 Americans nationally, including 1,000 volunteers from Baltimore.
Walk-ins welcome or register for an appointment --- click Website below.
CPS-3 will help cancer researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. The famous CPS-1 study established the link between smoking and lung cancer took place in the 1950s. Recent CPS-2 findings have linked obesity to cancer risk and a daily aspirin to reduced risk of dying from cancer.
Volunteers must be:
Age 30 to 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer (except for basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma)
Provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample
Complete a comprehensive survey and follow-up surveys every few years.
Wednesday, Nov. 7:
9 a.m. 1 p.m., Mountain Christian Church, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. , Jarrestsville Volunteer Fire Dept.
3 7 p.m., Harford County Health Dept at Woodbridge Station
Friday, Nov. 9:
8 a.m. 12 noon, The John Carroll School
12 noon 4 p.m., Upper Chesapeake Hospital
Thursday, Nov. 8:
9 a.m. 1 p.m., Harford County Health Dept at Woodbridge Station3 7 p.m., St. Patricks Church
Sunday, Nov. 11
9 a.m. 1 p.m., Mountain Christian Church
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to participate in lifesaving cancer research, said Gloria Jetter Crockett, Maryland State VP of the American Cancer Society. In order to reach the enrollment targets, we need passionate people who are committed to fighting cancer. While the American Cancer Society has been conducting these types of studies for decades, their world-class research department can only study new and emerging cancer risks if members of the community are willing to become involved.