Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 20, 2013

ACS rolls out cancer prevention study


Hendricks County Flyer

---- — A hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime: The fight to end cancer. Now the community has a unique opportunity to help finish the fight.

The third Cancer Prevention Study of the ACS will be enrolling participants in Central Indiana during late November and early December.

There are enrollment locations in Anderson, Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Kokomo. As part of enrollment, people who choose to participate will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists), and provide a waist measure.

Enrollment will take about 20 to 30 minutes at the local events.

From that point forward, study participants will be followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. Involvement in CPS-3 will help ACS researchers understand the causes of, and ultimately determine ways to prevent cancer.

People who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20 to 30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65, and have never been diagnosed with cancer, are ideal candidates for the study.

An information video may be found online at http://youtu.be/ERS_SuIUz7Y.