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American Cancer Society: Cancer Prevention Study-3

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer.

Today, we need your help to finish the fight.

  • What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?
  • What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?
  • What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer?”

The Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join a historic research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). 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. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort across the country through which you can advance cancer research by participating actively in a historic research study.

In August, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in research in our community.  The American Cancer Society in partnership with Chicago Park Districts, local academic institutions, community hospital partners and corporations among many other partners will be enrolling participants for our newest research study. Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Your on-site enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will involve:

·        Completing a short survey packet

·        Signing a consent form

·        Providing a waist circumference measurement

·        Providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit).

For more detail about enrollment locations, including Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, dates and times and to schedule your appointment, visit www.cps3illinois.org.Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research results.


Whether or not you are able to enroll, please forward this email to friends, coworkers, and family members in the Chicago and surrounding communities and encourage them to help make this cancer’s last century by enrolling in CPS-3. For more information about CPS-3, please visit www.cancer.org/cps3 or email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1.888-604-5888.

By joining CPS-3 and encouraging your family, friends, colleagues etc… you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time.  Time time with their families and friends, more memories, more celebrations … and more birthdays.

CPS3 Enrollment Flyer

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