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CPS-3 Enrollment - Boston, MA
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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 Boston City Hall, Boston College, Boston Public Health Commission, the West Roxbury YMCA, the Burbank YMCA, the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Charles River Family YMCA, the City of Cambridge and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. 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:
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square #801
Boston, MA 02201
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Boston College
Corcoran Commons – Newton Room
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Boston Public Health Commission
Paul Revere Room
1010 Massachusetts Avenue #2
Boston, MA 02118
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Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
West Roxbury YMCA
15 Bellevue Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
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Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
1st Floor Conference Room
555 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Burbank YMCA
36 Arthur B. Lord Road
Reading, MA 01867
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Charles River Family YMCA
863 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
City of Cambridge
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135
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Friday, May 31, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:30 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 1-888-604-5888.


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