Mercy Cancer Center Hosts Historic Cancer Prevention Study in Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties

Mercy Cancer Center Hosts Historic Cancer Prevention Study in Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties

Posted on: May 10, 2012

Canton, Ohio –– 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.

About Mercy Cancer Center

Mercy Cancer Center is not just a building. It’s the heart of Mercy’s integrated cancer program. Mercy Cancer Center coordinates Mercy’s broad range of diagnostic procedures, innovative treatments, national cancer research trials, complementary medicine program and support services. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital–and one of just 95 facilities nationwide–to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation during our last survey in 2008. Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition. This means most cancer patients can receive cutting-edge cancer care right here in our community.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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