El Paso, Be a Part of Saving Lives
Sierra Providence Health Network is proud to announce our partnership with The American Cancer Society (ACS) to recruit El Pasoans to play a direct role in improving the lives of future generations. SPHN and The ACS will be holding a press conference on August 5, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Providence Memorial Hospital, 2001 N. Oregon, Auditorium B (please use back entrance) to discuss its historic Cancer Prevention Study III (CPS-3) and how El Pasoans can help in their efforts to find a cure.
The study, which will enroll a diverse population of half a million people across the United States, will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, and will further efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. Information from this study will be used in conjunction with data from a series of other American Cancer Society studies dating back to the 1950s.
Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, never before diagnosed with cancer, and willing to make a long-term commitment to the study. They’ll be asked to complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement, and give a small blood sample at the enrollment site. After that, follow-up surveys will be sent to participants’ homes on a regular basis over the next few decades to update health behavior information. Initial enrollment will take 20 to 30 minutes, but the study is expected to produce benefits for decades to come.
For more information or to learn how to become involved with the CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3 or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.