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Whether you are a cancer survivor, caregiver or just interested in creating a world with less  cancer, please join us to learn more about how you can make a difference by supporting this once-in-a-generation, historic cancer research study!

Men and women ages 30 to 65 that have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with First United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 24th from10:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.  Eligible participants are asked to book an appointment to enroll by going to CancerStudyTX.org or calling 1-888-604-5888.

CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

"Cancer has had a devastating impact on our congregation and the people of Wichita County," said Reverend Paul Goodrich, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church. "I am honored we can host this study and provide a tangible way for people to personally participate in cancer research that will be another step in the effort to end cancer." 

After scheduling an appointment, participants will receive a comprehensive baseline survey to complete online at home before coming to the enrollment. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete an informed-consent packet, have a waist measurement and provide a small blood sample.

Upon completion of this process, the Society will send participants an annual newsletter with the latest study findings and periodic follow-up surveys to complete every two to three years for the next 15- 20 years. Each follow-up survey will vary in length and ask participants to provide researchers updates on their health.

Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants.

The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come.

The American Cancer Society's goal is to enroll 125 or more people on Sunday, November 24. To book an appointment to enroll visit CancerStudyTX.org and select Wichita Falls. Information is available for English and Spanish speaking individuals by calling toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

For more detailed information about American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Studies, click here or send an e-mail.