Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study | Families
The Houston County chapter of the American Cancer society is participating in ACS CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study.) According to their website, the purpose of CPS-3 is to "better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations."
It's open to anyone ages 30-69 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (exculding basil or squamous cell skin cancer.) To particpate, schedule an enrollment appointment (you can do so here) At that appointment, you will sign an informed consent form, fill out a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement, as well as give a small blood sample (taken by a certified phlebotomist.)
After you enroll, you'll receive periodic surveys in the mail to update your information as well as annual newsletters providing updates on reasearch in cancer prevention studies. To learn more, visit online or call 1-800-604-5888.