Healthy Participants Wanted for Long-Term Cancer Study

Cancer researchers are looking for study participants, 30 to 65 years old, who live in Anne Arundel County and are willing to participate in a 20 to 30 year look at cancer trends in the area. Today’s research could mean a cancer-free tomorrow.

The study, known as the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is being sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Enrollment is brought to you by Anne Arundel County in partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center, Heritage Community Church, Living Hope Church, Living Hope Church and Westfield Annapolis Mall.

Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.

By joining CPS-3, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

To join the study, you must:

  • be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years
  • be between 30 and 65 years old
  • have never been diagnosed with cancer (except skin cancer)

How can you participate? Participation is easy. Your initial enrollment (June 10 to June 16) requires two steps and will involve the following:

  • After scheduling your enrollment appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. This survey will ask you questions regarding medications you are taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors and will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete.
  • At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, and provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist. Your appointment should last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Times and locations are listed below. To schedule your appointment, visit CPS3AnneArundel.org.

Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis
Doordan Institute, Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th floor lobby and classroom,

  • June 13 (Wed) 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • June 14 (Thu) 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

AAMC, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hospital Pavilion, Southport Cafeteria,

  • June 14 (Thu) 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Road, Severn
Fireside Room

  • June 10 (Sun) 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Grand Hall, Section 3

  • June 12 (Tue) 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fireside Room

  • June 14 (Thu) 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Living Hope Church, 7484 Candlewood Road Ste. F in Hanover
Multipurpose Room

  • June 10 (Sun) noon to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 12 (Tue) 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • June 15 (Fri), 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
  • June 16 (Sat) 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Westfield Annapolis Mall, 2002 Annapolis Mall in Annapolis
Concierge Desk in front of Lord & Taylor

  • June 10 (Sun) noon to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 13 (Wed) noon to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 16 (Sat) noon to 5:30 p.m.

American Cancer Society, 1041 MD Rt. 3 North in Gambrills

  • June 12 (Tues), 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • June 14 (Thu), 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What else can you do?

If you are not eligible to enroll, be an advocate for the Cancer Prevention Study-3. Encourage those close to you to take part in this potentially life-saving study in your honor.

Spread the word to everyone you know!

One study participant said, “we’re all in this together and every one of us has a chance to get cancer at some point in our lifetime…so if we can all contribute something and be part of the search for a cure, all  the better.”

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