CRESTWOOD MEDICAL CENTER PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IN HOSTING ENROLLMENT FOR CANCER PREVENTION STUDY
Cancer is a word heard too often both here at Crestwood Medical Center and in our community. That is why we are fighting back against this disease with our long-time partner – the American Cancer Society – by encouraging the community and our employees to consider taking part in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
To better understand ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is recruiting 300,000 adults across the US from various racial/ethnic backgrounds for a landmark new research study- Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Crestwood Medical Center is hosting enrollment for North Alabama residents interested in assisting the ACS in their efforts to better understand, prevent, and treat cancer.
Enrollment will take place at Crestwood Medical Center Conference Center on June 1, 2012 during two open time frames, 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM, and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Participants can come and go anytime during these time frames to complete the initial enrollment process.
Participating is easy, requires approximately 20 minutes, and involves the following:
Read and sign an informed consent form
Complete a survey packet which will ask for detailed information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health.
Be measured for waist circumference.
Give a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample is drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist.
Completing a mailed survey every few years over the next 20-30 years
After the enrollment process, participants commit to filling out follow up surveys mailed to their home addresses once every few years for the next 20-30 years.
Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
Additionally, all personal information and any individual results of blood analyses that may be performed will be kept strictly confidential by CPS-3 research staff, and there will be no cost to you to participate.
The longevity of CPS- 3 will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental, and other factors that may cause or prevent cancer. Similar studies conducted by the American Cancer society have led to discoveries such as the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer and the role obesity plays in the risk of several other cancers. Knowing the benefits of such a study, Crestwood is calling upon its employees, local business leaders, and members of the community to participate on June 1. For more information or to register, visit: