PEF members working in the Albany area are invited to participate in cancer research - Informational meeting on Wednesday, April 25
Don't forget! Please join the American Cancer Society's Nationwide CPS-3! We need your help to conquer cancer! For more information, visit room 1 Southeast Concourse, Empire State Plaza on Wednesday, April 25th from 12 noon to 1pm. Reps from PEF, CSEA and ACS will be there to provide the information you need to enroll on May 2 and 3. Hope to see you there!!
Previous Press Release:
A large-scale cancer study is hoping to enroll PEF/CSEA members, other state workers and the Albany community at-large at a two-day enrollment event in the Capital Region at the Empire State Convention Center May 2 and 3, 2012.
The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study, or CPS-3, will attempt to better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer. The study's ultimate goal is to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.
The study is currently focusing on enrollment with a goal to enroll 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S.
Participants will be followed for 20 to 30 years.
You are eligible to become a CPS-3 study participant if you:
- are between the ages of 30 and 65
- have never been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal or squamous cell skin cancer)
- are willing to commit to the study long term.
Beginning in March, those interested in enrolling at the Albany event are encouraged to visit the following ACS website at: www.cps3albany.org
From the site you will select an appointment time and fill out a comprehensive baseline survey online. On the day of the enrollment, participants will complete a very short survey, have their waist circumference measured, and will provide a small blood sample (7 teaspoons).
The blood sample will be drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist. (the samples are stored). Following the enrollment, an individual¹s participation involves completing surveys sent to their home every two to three years.
PEF and CSEA will have an information table on March 28th at 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Empire State Plaza Concourse (next to McDonalds) for more information on enrollment in the American Cancer Society CPS-3, which begins May 2-3.