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CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3

Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.
You Are Invited
This year, you 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, is between the ages of 30 and 65, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).
How can you participate?Participation is easy. Your initial enrollment requires two steps and will involve the
following:
• After scheduling your enrollment appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. This survey will ask you questions regarding medications you are taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors and will take approximately 45 – 60 minutes to complete.
• At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, and provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist. Your appointment should last approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
When can I enroll in CPS-3?Enrollment will take place in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia August 6-9, 2013 at the following host sites: Bristol Regional Medical Center, Holston Valley Medical Center, Wellmont Medical Associates Oncology & Hematology at Allandale, Southwest Virginia Cancer Center, and YWCA of Bristol. Find a complete schedule of dates and times at cps3northeasttn.org (TN) and cps3swva.org (VA).
What else can you do?
If you are not eligible to enroll, be an advocate for Cancer Prevention Study-3. Encourage those close to you to take part in this potentially life-saving study in your honor. Spread the word to everyone you know.
To make an appointment or for more information, visit cps3northeasttn.org for location details in Northeast Tennessee and cps3swva.org for Southwest Virginia, or call 1-888-604-5888.