Where: Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County When: Jun, 20 From 2p.m. - 6p.m. Fee: FREE
Residents of Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.
Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with Mercy Cancer Center at the following dates and locations:
Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton
(Tuesday, June 19, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.)
Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County, 1031 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia
(Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Mercy Health Center of Carroll County, 125 Canton Road, Carrollton
(Thursday, June 21, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Mercy Health Center of Jackson, 7337 Caritas Circle, Massillon
(Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
This study will help the American Cancer Society to better understand what factors cause cancer and may ultimately help it become better equipped to prevent the disease. To enroll in the study, individuals 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; and give a small blood sample. Upon completion of this process, the American Cancer Society will send periodic follow-up surveys to update your information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately an hour to complete. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals
For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. Registering ahead of time for one of the above enrollment periods is strongly encouraged. To register for one of Mercy Cancer Center’s enrollment events, please visit www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/mercycancercenter.