NATIONWIDE CANCER STUDY ENLISTS SUPPORT FROM JERSEY SHORE AREA RESIDENTS

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8/6/2012

WHAT:

The American Cancer Society, Meridian Health and Monmouth University are seeking cancer fighters in the Jersey Shore area who are interested in helping to spread the word about the importance of participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), a historic nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.  At the kick off, participants will receive all the information they need to educate community members about the study and how they can make an appointment to enroll during the month of September.

 

WHO:

American Cancer Society, Regional Vice President Roseann Weber

Meridian Health, President and CEO John K. Lloyd

Monmouth University, President Paul G. Gaffney II    

Dr. Phillipa Woodriffe, Surgeon    

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:30 am

 

WHERE:

Monmouth University

Versailles Room, Wilson Hall

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

 

BACKGROUND ON THE STUDY:

 

• To better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

 

• Men and women who are willing to commit to the study must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years. 

 

• While the American Cancer Society has been conducting these types of studies for decades, their world-class research department can only study new and emerging cancer risks if members of the community are willing to become involved.

 

• For more information on CPS-3 enrollments http://www.cps3jerseyshore.org/  

 

Interviews available

Q&A session will be held

 

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Media contact: Petra Ludwig at 732-263-5507