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Kris Kringle Stops by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 Enrollment in Orange County, NY

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Middletown, NY – December 20, 2012 – Santa did his part to create a world with less cancer, more birthdays, and many more holidays. He stopped by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) enrollment at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, NY. Now he encourages others to take a break from wrapping presents and baking cookies this season to help prevent cancer at by enrolling at a location in their community. Santa reminds folks that this is the perfect time of year to stop and reflect on ways you can be helping your loved ones.

The American Cancer Society’s CPS-3 is an historic study that has the ability to change cancer for generations to come. This unique study is for men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Twenty-five minutes is all that is needed to complete one of these sessions. Beforehand you will be emailed a questionnaire to complete. Then pick a time and date. At enrollment you will sign a consent form, complete a survey, give a waist circumference measurement, and a small blood sample. Later on the individual must complete periodic surveys to update information.

The data from CPS-3 are used to build on the research the American Cancer Society has been conducting since the 1950s. Previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I and CPS-II) have both 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. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, showed that obesity increases the risk of several cancers, and linked aspirin use to a lower death rate from colon cancer. The current study, CPS-3 began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin a new cohort.

Enrollment in New York, New Jersey and across the country
To find out more about CPS-3 enrollment locations across the country or to register for the study, visit cancer.org/cps3, or email cps3@cancer.org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

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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.

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