.

There’s Still Time to Make Cancer Research History

You still have a chance to enroll in the American Cancer Society’s latest groundbreaking cancer research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where people across the country can support cancer research by actively taking part in this once-in-a-generation cancer research study.

We are currently accepting walk-in appointments this week at the following Silicon Valley locations:

Sobrato Community Conference Center – San Jose
Room Cupertino A
1400 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

East Palo Alto Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus
Dining Room
721 Donohoe Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94301
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Central Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus
Dining Room
77 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Outpatient Clinic
Jamplis Building – Hearst Conference Room
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

CPS-3 is the latest addition to the Society’s groundbreaking cancer prevention studies, which have been instrumental in helping identify major factors that can affect cancer risk. Researchers say CPS-3 holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging cancer risks. But its success depends on members of the community becoming involved. Researchers will use data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from those earlier cancer prevention studies, which began in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants.

By joining CPS-3, people can literally help save lives, giving future generations more time with families and friends, more memories, more celebrations, and more birthdays. Signing up requires a one-time in-person visit to read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, have your waist measured, and give a small non-fasting blood sample like what you’d do during a routine doctor visit. Participants will also complete a more detailed survey at home and will continue to receive periodic follow-up surveys in the future that researchers will use to look for more clues to cancer’s causes.

If you’re between the ages of 30 and 65, have never been diagnosed with cancer, and are willing to complete follow-up surveys periodically for the next 20-30 years, sign up today! Your simple action will give us clues into how to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.

For more information or to enroll in CPS-3, visit cps3bayarea.org, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.  

Amy August 07, 2013 at 06:33 PM
I would recommend calling ahead or going online to register for an appointment. I'm at the Sobrato Community Conference Center in San Jose right now and they said that they are all booked up for appointments and are not taking any walk-ins. If they had a no show they would have taken me but they didn't. A representative said that their media was messed up this week...

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »