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Aberdeen cancer study needs more participants

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More people are still needed to join the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), a nationwide research study coming to Aberdeen on Sept.10-12, and the Society is asking for your help.

"This study has the potential to make a big difference," said Jill Ireland, American Cancer Society staff and CPS-3 lead for South Dakota. "Our goal is to enroll 400 in Aberdeen, and we're only about half-way there, so we're asking everyone to help! Join the study, and please ask your friends to participate too."

The study will follow the lifestyles of participants over several years via follow-up surveys and occasional health check-ups. The American Cancer Society is uniting with two local partners in Aberdeen on this effort -- Avera St. Lukes Hospital and Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center – who will be hosting enrollment sites September 10 through 12.

The goal of CPS-3 is to better understand the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. The connection between cigarette smoke and lung cancer came from CPS-1, an American Cancer Society prevention study that began in the 1950s. CPS-2, a second study that began in the ‘80s, connected diet and obesity with cancer risk. Now, the Society is launching CPS-3.

"Our ultimate hope is that the information from CPS-3 will help us stop cancer," said Ireland. "If you've ever felt helpless watching someone you love go through this disease, this is your chance to take action and fight back. Sign up for CPS-3. 

You are eligible to sign up if:

• You are between the ages of 30 and 65

• You have not had cancer (aside from basal or squamous cell skin cancers)

• You are willing to be involved in the study long-term, including completing follow-up surveys every few years

Once enrolled, participants will fill out a consent form and a brief survey. They will provide a waist measurement and a small blood sample drawn by a trained phlebotomist. After initial enrollment, participants will complete a more comprehensive survey at home. This survey will ask for more information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health. Participants will also complete occasional follow-up surveys. All information is confidential.

Advance registration for the study is recommended. Sign up at cps3aberdeen.org to register and to find enrollment sites and times in the city.

Enrollment will take place September 10-12th, and while a handful of walk-ins can be accommodated, the Society urges people to PRE-REGISTER online in order to ensure a spot at an enrollment site.

Cancer kills nearly 1,600 South Dakotans every year. That's 4 people a day. Your participation can make a difference and lead to ground-breaking cancer research, saving lives, and giving back. To enroll, visit cps3aberdeen.org or call the Society at 1.800.227.2345.

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