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Be part of cancer prevention study

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 To learn more about the American Cancer Society and the services they offer call 800-227-2345 or visit

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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