The East Bay Could be the Next Big Breakthrough in Cancer Research

If you could create a world with less cancer, would you? Residents of our community have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year. The American Cancer Society is looking to local residents to help finish the fight against cancer by reaching full enrollment in a historic research study. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is a grassroots effort where people across the country can support cancer research by actively taking part in this once-in-a-generation cancer research study.


CPS-3 is the latest addition to the Society’s groundbreaking cancer prevention studies, which have been instrumental in helping identify major factors that can affect cancer risk. Researchers say CPS-3 holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging cancer risks. But its success depends on members of the community becoming involved. Researchers will use data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from those earlier cancer prevention studies, which began in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants.


By joining CPS-3, people can literally help save lives, giving future generations more time with families and friends, more memories, more celebrations, and more birthdays. Signing up requires a one-time in-person visit to read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, have your waist measured, and give a small non-fasting blood sample like what you’d do during a routine doctor visit. Participants will also complete a more detailed survey at home and will continue to receive periodic follow-up surveys in the future that researchers will use to look for more clues to cancer’s causes.


If you’re between the ages of 30 and 65, have never been diagnosed with cancer, and are willing to complete follow-up surveys periodically for the next 20-30 years, sign up today! Your simple action will give us clues into how to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.


Enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study will be taking place in Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Livermore, Oakland, and more than 30 additional locations throughout the Bay Area.


For more information or to enroll in CPS-3, visit cps3bayarea.org, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. 


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