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Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3)

CPS-3 Help Create a World with More BirthdaysIf you've ever known someone with cancer, you know that birthdays are a very significant milestone.

There are nearly 13.7 million people in America who have survived cancer and countless more who have avoided it - who will be celebrating birthdays this year. Over 300,000 men and women have joined the movement for more birthdays and to fight back against cancer by enrolling in a new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

The American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program invited men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who had no personal history of cancer to join this historic research study. The ultimate goal was to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds from across the United States and Puerto Rico. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where local communities from across the country can support cancer research not just through fundraising efforts, but also by participating actively in this historic research study.

By joining CPS-3, they will help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource - time. More time with their families and friends, more memories, more celebrations and more birthdays.

All Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) enrollment opportunities have concluded. For more information about CPS-3 please email CPS3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

CPS-3 How to Get Involved

How Can I Get Involved in CPS-3?

Am I Eligible?
Now that recruitment as ended, find out what was involved in the enrollment process.

Where to Join
Find a list of state where CPS-3 recruitment took place.

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about CPS-3? Find answers to your questions about the study here.

CPS-3 Why to Get Involved

Why Should I Get Involved?

Study Volunteer Testimonials
Study volunteers share some of their reasons for participating, volunteering and promoting CPS-3.

Watch and Learn about CPS-3
Visit our YouTube channel to watch and learn more about CPS-3 and the impact of the Cancer Prevention Studies.

CPS-3 Explore More

Explore More About CPS-3

How Cancer Prevention Studies Save Lives
Find out how past long-term American Cancer Society follow-up studies have played a major role in cancer prevention at the American Cancer Society, as well as in other national and international efforts.

Scientific Credibility
There are several layers of review and oversight for research studies like CPS-3.

Confidentiality and Ethics
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, and we make every effort to ensure the privacy of study participants is protected

Enrolling A Diverse Population
To determine whether risk factors for cancer are different across various racial/ethnic groups, we need to enroll men and women across a wide range of racial/ethnic groups as well as across a range of ages.

Contact the CPS-3 Team for Information

Have more questions about CPS-3? If you would like more information on CPS-3 please contact us.