We here at PensFans4Ever are teaming up with The American Cancer Society challenging all of our readers/users to get involved. We are looking for at least 10 of you but will take as many as we can get signed up, read below see how you can help us
The American Cancer Society and the WBS Penguins reach our goals.
Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.
The Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is helping to create a world with less cancer…and more birthdays. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where local communities from across the country can support cancer research not just through fundraising efforts, but also by participating actively in this historic research study.
The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never personally been diagnosed with cancer to join this historic study. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.
Participation is easy and enrollment is available in your local community. Local enrollment is being made possible in partnership with the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins Hockey Team. Your initial enrollment requires two steps and will involve the following:
After scheduling your enrollment appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. This survey will ask you questions regarding medications you are taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors. This survey should be completed prior to your appointment time.
At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, as well as provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist. Your appointment should last approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
Enrollment is taking place at:
Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins Hockey Team
Coal Street Ice Rink
38 Coal Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Following enrollment, you will periodically receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research taking place in the Cancer Prevention Studies.
Confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us, and we will make every effort to protect the privacy of study participants. We have multiple procedures in place to safeguard personal information that is collected. All personal information and any individual results of blood analyses that may be performed will be kept strictly confidential by American Cancer Society research staff. There will be no cost to you to participate.
For more information about CPS-3, please visit www.cancer.org/cps3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.