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Covenant Enrollment Site for ACS Cancer Prevention Study-3

Posted Date: 7/18/2013

Covenant Enrollment Site for ACS Cancer Prevention Study-3

The American Cancer Society 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

Covenant HealthCare

Harrison Campus

1447 N. Harrison

Saginaw, MI 48602

2pm-5:30pm

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Covenant HealthCare

Cancer Care Center

5400 Mackinaw

Saginaw, MI 48604

10am-1:30pm

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

Media inquiries can be directed to:

               Kristin Knoll: (office) 989.583.7655 kknoll@chs-mi.com

 

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