YOU CAN HELP TO FIGHT CANCER
YOU CAN HELP TO FIGHT CANCER
Enroll in the Cancer Prevention Study-3
The 2012 Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon has been selected by the American Cancer Society as an enrollment site for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining CPS-3, we have an unprecedented opportunity to personally participate in the fight against cancer.
The first and second cancer prevention studies discovered the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, and the connection between exposure to second-hand smoke and obesity in cancer diagnoses. It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people didn’t realize that smoking cigarettes could cause cancer. By joining CPS-3, we can help the American Cancer Society understand other lifestyle, behavioral, and genetic factors that cause cancer, which will help to prevent the disease and save lives.
The American Cancer Society is enrolling men and women at select locations across the United States and Puerto Rico for CPS-3…men and women who want to see an end to cancer. The Mt. Lebanon Relay is one of only two enrollment sites planned for this summer in Western Pennsylvania. The CPS-3 Study, which is 100% funded by the American Cancer Society, is an example of how the money that is raised during the Relay for Life is used to fight cancer.
Enrolling in the study is voluntary and requires a long-term commitment. Those who choose to enroll will be asked to complete follow-up surveys at home every few years for the next 20-30 years. If you are between the ages of 30-65, have never personally been diagnosed with cancer, and are willing to make the required long-term commitment, consider enrolling in CPS-3 at the 2012 Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon. Enrollment can only be done on-site during Relay and requires 30 minutes of your time to complete a questionnaire, have your waist measured, and provide a small sample of blood. You can enroll in the Study whether or not you are a member of a Relay for Life team.
Please consider enrolling and encourage those close to you to take part in this potentially life-saving study. If you have a history of cancer, ask others to participate on your behalf. Spread the word to everyone you know who would want to participate.
Cancer Prevention Study-3 Enrollment
2012 Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon High School Stadium
Enrollment time: Saturday, June 9th - 1pm until 5pm
More information about the Cancer Prevention Study-3 can be found at www.cancer.org/cps3. If you have questions or are interested in enrolling on June 9th, please contact Teresa Donatelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also an informational meeting being held the end of April for those who would like to learn more about the study before June 9th. It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th from 7pm until 8:30pm at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Attendance at this meeting is optional and no RSVP is necessary. All interested persons are welcome.
Anyone wanting to participate in the study should contact Teresa Donatelli (Chair, Cancer Prevention Study-2 Enrollment) at
You do not have to be participating in Relay to be part of the research study.
Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.