Volunteers needed for new cancer prevention study

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Posted on July 9, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 9 at 1:02 PM

NORFOLK -- This year, you can fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).  

The study will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

To participate, you must 30-65 years old, make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home for the next 20 - 30 years and never have been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer)

To take part, schedule an enrollment appointment. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. You'll be asked questions like what medications you're taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors.

Then, 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).

For information, you can call 1-888-604-5888.

Enrollment will take place at various locations from September 15-25.

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