Cambridge Collaborates on Cancer Prevention Study.


4/8/2013

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The City of Cambridge is partnering with the American Cancer Society in an important long term Cancer Prevention Study that will help us better understand what causes cancer and how to prevent it, so we can saves lives and create a world with less cancer.

We are assisting the Cancer Society in recruiting participants for the Study.  Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never had cancer can enroll. If you are a cancer patient or survivor (except for basal and squamous cell cancers), and thus are not eligible, please do ask your friends, colleagues and family to consider participating in the study.

Visit Information Tables at City Hall on the following dates:
Monday, Apr. 8, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 11, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, Apr. 22, 4-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Apr. 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

Interested persons are encouraged to register online, following the steps below, for one of the Screening and  Enrollment sessions to be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber or Tuesday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Draper Labs, 555 Technology Square, Cambridge

Participation in Cancer Prevention Study-3 is easy and requires very little from you! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Schedule your appointment at https://www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/bostonmass

2. Receive your confirmation email and follow the link to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online at home. This survey will 
    take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

3. Go to your appointment where you will complete a brief survey (updating the original survey), sign an informed consent, provide a waist 
    circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor's visit). Your in-person enrollment will take approximately 20 
    minutes.

4. Every 2-3 years, you will receive mailed (or emailed) surveys to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to 
    update you on research results.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the research that may change the course of cancer forever. Together, we have the power to save countless lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

See more about the study below or visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.

Cancer Prevention Study–3 Backgrounder:


* Goal is to enroll at least 300,000 individuals between the ages of 30-65 years who have never been diagnosed with cancer. At least 25% from diverse racial-ethnic populations and at least 35% men. Currently, approximately 18% non-white and 26% men.

* The CPS-3 study looks at a wide range of factors and how they work together to impact risk of developing cancer or other diseases:
 
-   The questionnaire data looks at reproductive factors, infection, medications, occupation, weight, diet, alcohol, physical activity and 
     environmental factors

-    By obtaining the blood samples, the study is able to look at blood markers for diet, genetics, DNA damage, immune function, hormones

-   In addition, we will continue to follow participants after a cancer diagnosis so we will also be able to study factors related to long-term 
    survival following cancer

* The research goals for CPS-3:

-   Identify new, relevant risk factors for cancer

-   Expand knowledge of risk factors in diverse populations

-   Take advantage of new laboratory and technology advancements

-   Improve understanding of cancer biology and risk prediction

-   Provide scientific basis for US cancer control in 21st century

 

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