Landmark Cancer Prevention Study Enrolling in Southwest Michigan

September 03, 2012

The American Cancer Society is recruiting 300,000 men and women across the US and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study – Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that may cause or prevent cancer. Enrollment will occur at several sites in Kalamazoo (including the Jasper Clinic on the Bronson Methodist Hospital North Campus) and in Battle Creek between October 30 and November 8, 2012. 


Who can participate?
To participate in CPS-3, individuals must be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer). They must also be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years. For adults who don’t meet these eligibility requirements, a significant contribution can be made by encouraging others to participate.


How to enroll?
Go to www.cancer.org/southwestmicps3 and click on the red appointment button to schedule the preferred location and time for your enrollment. At your enrollment appointment (which will take 30-60 minutes), you will be asked to:


•    Read and sign an informed consent form
•    Complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to your health.
•    Have your waist circumference measured
•    Give a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit – 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist.

For more information, visit www.cancer.org/southwestmicps3  or call 1-888-604-5888.


Dates and Locations

October 30 (Wednesday)
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Jasper Clinic
526 Jasper Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007         


November 1 (Thursday)
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Davenport University
200 Van Buren Street West
Battle Creek, MI 49017      


November 3 (Saturday)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
YMCA of Portage
2900 West Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49024


November 7 (Wednesday) 
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Borgess Hospital
1521 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048         


November 8 (Thursday)
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


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