New Dates for CPS-3 Events in New York
American Cancer Society reschedules enrollment events for historic volunteer study in New York area, now be held in March and April 2013
New York, NY – (January 1, 2013) Enrollment events for the American Cancer Society’s historic Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) have been officially rescheduled for volunteers in the Bronx, Westchester and on Long Island. Enrollment events – previously slated for November 2012 – were rescheduled in the wake of SuperStorm Sandy. Events will now take place in the Bronx and Westchester in March 2013 and on Long Island in April 2013. A full list of dates and locations for each community is copied below.
The American Cancer Society’s CPS-3 aims to better understand how lifestyle, environment and genetic factors either cause or prevent cancer. The Society is looking for men and women age 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to participate. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to submit follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years with questions about their current health and lifestyle.
To enroll in a CPS-3 in the New York City area visit www.cps3nyc.org
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.