Cancer. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with it yourself, or haven’t had a family member diagnosed, we have been touched by this deadly disease. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I want to share something very important to me, the Cancer Prevention Study III.
The CPS-3 is set up to help doctors and researchers better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.
In order to get the data, they need volunteers who are willing to commit to a one-time in person appointments, and followups via mail or email. THAT’S IT!
Anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer is invited to join. Enrollment will be available at the following locations:
Baptist Health South Florida
The Atrium Building
1500 San Remo Avenue, Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Participation is easy.
Once you schedule your appointment at http://www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/miamifl, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Your onsite enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will involve: completing a short survey packet, signing a consent form, providing a waist circumference measurement, and providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every 1-3 years to update your information.
Dealing with this deadly, widespread disease, research is our first line of defense. Even if you are ineligible to participate, please share with those who can. Together we can really make a difference.