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SAN ANTONIO -- The American Cancer Society announced in a news conference that San Antonio will be one of the sites for a large-scale cancer research project. Residents between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Enrollment in the study involves two steps. After scheduling an appointment, individuals will be asked to complete a comprehensive survey online that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Step two involves an in-person enrollment process, which takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes and includes measuring waist circumference and collecting a small blood sample from participants.
Upon completion of this process, the Society will send periodic follow-up surveys every few years to individuals to update their information and annual newsletters with study updates and results.
Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. The voluntary, long-term commitment by CPS-3 participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come.
Enrollment sites and dates are as follows:
Sunday, Feb. 10
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Resurrection Baptist Church, 1002 E. Live Oak Road, Schertz
•9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 3310 E. Commerce, San Antonio
Tuesday, Feb. 12
•3-6:30 p.m., Davis-Scott Family YMCA, 1213 Iowa, San Antonio
Wednesday, Feb. 13
•7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit cancerstudyTX.org or call 1-888-604-5888.
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