Beginning late October, three major institutions in the Mankato/St.Peter area will join the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), by hosting the largest cancer study of its kind in this area.
As it celebrates its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society will be looking to Mankato area residents to help finish the fight against cancer by reaching full enrollment in a historic research study. CPS-3 will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention. The Society is looking for 400 local men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial/ethnic backgrounds with no personal history of cancer to help reach full nationwide enrollment of 300,000 people.
The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the following locations: River’s Edge Hospital in St. Peter and Mankato Family YMCA and Mayo Clinic Health Systems–Mankato.
Signing up requires a one-time-in-person visit to read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, have your waist measured and give a small non-fasting blood sample.
Researchers will use data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from those earlier cancer prevention studies, which began in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants.
For more information or to pre-enroll go to www.cps3southernmn.org.