HOUSTON -Nationwide, African-Americans are more likely to develop and die from cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. That’s why the American Cancer Society is calling all African-Americans in Houston to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.
Men and women ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study 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 300,000 across the United States and Puerto Rico.
The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in participating are asked to confirm their eligibility and schedule their appointment at cancerstudyTX.org.
Historically, African-American men and women have a higher incidence of lung, prostate and breast cancers than White men and women. You have a chance to directly play a role in research that could lead to lifesaving differences, by participating in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). We can only study people who enroll and participate. There is little information about how cancer affects African-Americans because of lack of participation in studies like CPS-3.
CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Enrollment in the study involves two steps. After scheduling an appointment, individuals will be asked to complete a comprehensive baseline survey online that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Step two involves an in-person enrollment process which takes approximately 20-30 minutes and includes completing a short enrollment survey, measuring waist circumference and collecting a small blood sample from participants. Upon completion of this process, the Society will send follow-up surveys every few years over a 20 year period to individuals to update their information. Participants will receive an annual newsletter with study updates and results.
Go to cancerstudyTX.org to enroll or call 888-604-5888.