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CPS-3 Enrollment - Metro Philadelphia, PA Community Wide Enrollment
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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 Independence Blue Cross, Fortaleza Fitness Center, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, the 2013 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Expo, the American Cancer Society offices, Saint Gobain, the West Philadelphia YMCA and the Rocky Run YMCA. 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:
Independence Blue Cross
Walk At Lunch
Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Fortaleza Fitness Center
133 West Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
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Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church – East
Family Life Center
2800 West Cheltenham Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150
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Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The American Cancer Society – Blue Bell Office
480 Norristown Road Suite 150
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
2013 Blue Cross Broad Street Run Expo
Lincoln Financial Field
1020 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Friday, May 3, 2013, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
The American Cancer Society – Center City Office
1626 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
West Philadelphia YMCA
5120 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Rocky Run YMCA
1299 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
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Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm


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


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