Highline Cancer Center seeking participants for prevention study

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The Highline Cancer Center is seeking participants to enroll in a Cancer Prevention Study 3 – aka “CPS3” – at their Burien campus on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22.

We are encouraging our Readers to consider taking part in this historic research study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of men and women between the ages of 30-65 across the United States and Puerto Rico, to help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s, which have collectively involved millions of volunteer participants. Data from past studies have helped establish monumental findings, including the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.

If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, you are eligible to enroll. Enrollment will be available at Highline Cancer Center during the third week of August, 2013.

To participate in the study, individuals will spend between 20-30 minutes at the Highline Cancer Center site to complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured and give a small blood sample. At home, individuals will complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Participants should expect a follow-up survey to update information every few years.

“CPS-3 will help us better understand what factors cause cancer, and once we know that, we can be better equipped to prevent cancer,” said Alpa V. Patel, Ph.D., principal investigator of CPS-3. “The study holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging cancer risks, but we can only do this if members of the community are willing to become involved.”

All personal information and any individual results of blood analyses that may be performed will be kept strictly confidential by CPS-3 research staff. There will be no cost to you to participate.

To enroll, visit www.cps3pugetsound.org

Highline Cancer Center is located at 16233 Sylvester Road SW in Burien.



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