Cancer Prevention Study - 3 (CPS3) Update - Volunteer Opportunity

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The American Cancer Society is working on one of its biggest research projects ever - a ground-breaking study that will have an enormous impact on our ability to prevent cancer and create more birthdays - and we need your help.

We are inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never had cancer to join the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (or CPS-3). The ultimate goal of this historic research study is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the United States. CPS-3 will help us better understand what causes cancer and how to prevent it, so we can saves lives and create a world with less cancer.

As a volunteer with the American Cancer Society you have demonstrated your commitment in supporting lifesaving cancer research which is why we are reaching out to you through this email. Whether or not you are able to enroll or whether you have previously enrolled, please forward this email to friends, coworkers, and family members in theBaltimore City and Baltimore County area and encourage them to fight back against cancer by enrolling in CPS-3.

Participation is easy and enrollment is being brought to you in partnership with MedStar Health, LifeBridge Health, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Merritt Athletic Clubs, Empowerment Temple and the University of Maryland. Your initial enrollment requires two steps and will involve the following.

  • After scheduling an appointment you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.
  • At your appointment, you will complete a brief survey, sign an informed consent, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor's visit). Your in-person enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
Enrollment will take placeSeptember 9th-15th. To see the schedule of dates, times and locations, visit

Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research results.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the research that may change the course of cancer forever. Together, we have the power to save countless lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

For more information about CPS-3, please visit, email or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.


Alpa Patel, PhD
Principal Investigator, CPS-3

Gloria Jetter Crockett
State Vice President
South Atlantic Division/Maryland

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