Help cancer research: join the Cancer Prevention Study-3

Aug 5,2013
The American Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Samaritan Cancer Program, invites people between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to join a large-scale, long-term study. The goal of the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is to better understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer to ultimately help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.

The CPS-3 study will take place in four locations across Corvallis in mid-September. Samaritan Health Services will host the first event on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the HP/Starker Conference Room at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

To sign up for an appointment or learn more, visit cps3corvallis.org or call toll free 1-888-604-5888. Eligible enrollees:

• Are willing to make a long-term commitment of 20 years, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home
• Are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old
• Have never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer)

At the enrollment appointment, you will fill out a short questionnaire, have your waist circumference measured and give a small blood sample. The appointment will last 20 to 30 minutes. Personal information is kept confidential.

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable.

The Samaritan Cancer Program is a comprehensive cancer treatment network serving patients across Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The innovative program has been praised by the Commission on Cancer for its quality measures, ongoing community outreach and numerous free screenings it offers to enhance the prevention and early detection of cancer.