Cancer Society Prevention Study-3 set locally

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will offer three local sites for those interested in participating.
According to www.cps3charleston.org the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (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 study will be held on Jan. 29 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Roper Berkeley Day Hospital in Moncks Corner.
The study will also be held in the first floor community classroom at the Summerville Medical Center on Jan. 30 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Summerville.
According to the website the study’s 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.
Local enrollment is being made possible in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital, Roper Berkeley Day Hospital, Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center, East Cooper Medical Center, The Jewish Community Center and Seacoast Church Summerville.
For more information about the CPS-3 study visit www.cps3charleston.org.


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