Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Volunteer Today for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow

Pekin Hospital is fighting back against cancer by hosting enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3. By joining the study, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

The third Cancer Prevention Study of the American Cancer Society in partnership with Pekin Hospital will be enrolling participants in Pekin Hospital’s Lobby on Thursday, September 26 from 2 – 6 p.m.

As part of enrollment, individuals who choose to participate will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measurement. Enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes. From that point forward, study participants will be followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. 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 is no cost to you to participate.

If you are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer), then you will want to participate in this study.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your significant participation comes from telling everyone you know about the opportunity to help prevent cancer.

To enroll, please visit www.cps3illinois.org. For more information, please call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail cps3@cancer.org.

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