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Be part of one of our biggest research projects ever!

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What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

You can fight cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). One hundred years ago, the Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer.  CPS-3 will get us closer to finishing the fight.

The ultimate goal of CPS-3 is to enroll men and women from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. to better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and will save lives.

If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, you are eligible to enroll.
If you are interested in enrolling, please follow these simple steps:

· Visit cancer.org/cps3 to find the nearest enrollment site.
·After scheduling your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to go online and complete the comprehensive survey which will ask for detailed information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to health.
· At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a short survey, and provide a waist measure and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.
· At home, you will be asked to complete mailed surveys every few years over the next 20-30 years to update lifestyle, medical, and behavioral information.

Your appointment should last 20-30 minutes.  Completing the comprehensive survey online prior to your appointment will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

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 will be no cost to you to participate.

For more information about CPS-3, please visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org, or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.

Silence won’t finish the fight – only action will. The Society has an aggressive goal of enrolling 300,000 participants nationwide into the study by the end of 2013. By enrolling in CPS-3, you can help make this cancer’s last century. We appreciate all you do to support the Pan Ohio Bike Event. We hope you will consider taking part in this historic research study and help us reach our recruitment goal of 300,000 participants.