On Tuesday I enrolled in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The study helps researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can cause or prevent cancer, which ultimately saves lives.
Enrolling in the study and helping to change the future face of cancer is easy. You will read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, provide some physical measurements (such as waist size, weight, height, blood pressure and heart rate) and give a small blood sample. From there, you will receive periodic surveys asking for information about lifestyle, behaviors and other factors related to their health.
You can find the enrollment site closest to your area, and schedule your appointment by visiting www.cps3seattle.org. If you don't live in the Seattle area, go here to find a site in your state.
To be eligible for the study, you must:
- Be between the ages of 30 and 65
- Have no personal history of cancer
- Be willing to make a long term commitment to filling out periodic follow-up questionnaires