Cancer prevention study looking for participants

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The American Cancer Society’s third cancer prevention study is currently enrolling adults ages 30 to 65.

Cancer Prevention Study-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to participate in the long-term study. Two enrollment events are scheduled to take place in Vancouver.

Men and women ages 30 to 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are eligible.

To enroll, individuals will go to an enrollment location where they will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured, and give a small blood sample. The process will take about 20 to 30 minutes.

The American Cancer Society will continue to send periodic follow-up surveys to update participant information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The surveys will be sent every few years and can be completed at home. The study will last 20 to 30 years.

Past studies have confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions.

Vancouver enrollment events are scheduled for August 13-16. For event times and locations, and to schedule an appointment, visit www.cps3Vancouver.org.

For more information about the study, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call 888-604-5888.