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CPS-3 Enrollment - Hampton Roads, VA
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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 Ebenezer Baptist Church, EMMAUS Baptist Church, Riverside Walter Reed, Sentara BelleHarbour, Sentara St. Luke’s and Wellspring United Methodist Church. 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:
ACS Virginia Beach Office
4416 Expressway Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Wellspring United Methodist Church
4871 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Ebenezer Baptist Church
728 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Emmaus Baptist Church
Christian Outreach Center
814 Yorktown Road
Poquoson, VA 23662
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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Riverside Walter Reed
7519 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Sentara BelleHarbour
3920 A Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Sentara St. Luke’s
20209 Sentara Way
Carrollton, VA 23314
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Additional walk in enrollment opportunity is available at the Relay For Life of Newport News, Friday, May 10, 2013, Todd Stadium, 12465 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606, from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  There is no appointment required, simply show up between the hours indicated.

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 cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.


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