Be part of cancer prevention studyThere is still time to be part of CPS3, a nationwide cancer prevention study. Walk-in participants are welcome at Hudson Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 2-5 p.m. and at the Government Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Hundreds have pre-registered at two Hudson sites but walk-in participants are welcome.
To enroll individuals can go to either Hudson Hospital on Sept. 11 from 2-5:30 p.m. or the community room on the lower level of the St. Croix County Government Center on Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete.
At home, individuals will complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Upon completion of this process, ACS will continue to send periodic follow-up surveys to update participant information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The initial and follow-up surveys completed at home will take an hour or less of time to complete and are expected to be sent every few years.
For more information on CPS-3 go to www.cps3stcroix.org. To learn more about the American Cancer Society and the services they offer call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org